The 58-year-old Portuguese tactician was sacked on Monday, April 19, two days after he led Tottenham Hotspur to play against Everton at the Goodison Park on Friday, April 16. The Premier League match ended 2-2 which was not a good result for both teams seeking a place in the top four.
Recall that Jose Mourinho became the manager of Tottenham Hotspur in 2019, about a year after Manchester United sacked him due to a poor run of games.
His arrival at Tottenham Hotspur gave the fans of the club a lot of belief in terms of winning a trophy for the club that has been hugely starved of major titles. But Jose Mourinho could not do much in the 2019-2020 season.
The best Jose Mourinho achieved with Tottenham last season was a Europa League qualification, an achievement which seemed not to be a big deal for the club’s board.
When the 2020-2021 season commenced, Jose Mourinho and his boys performed so well that they were regarded as title contenders. Unfortunately for the team, from nowhere, they started dropping points until he and his boys hit the 7th spot on the league table with 50 points in 32 games.
Fans of the club thought Mourinho would win them a Europa League title but he couldn’t. He and his team crashed out of the competition in the round of 16 which was far below expectation.
Also, it is gradually looking like Tottenham Hotspur might not qualify for the UEFA Champions League once again. The past performance of the coach at the club so far this season made it uncertain whether or not he would be able to lead the club to victories in the 6 games left in the ongoing season.
Though the club did not give any official reason why the coach was sacked, it is being speculated that the Portuguese coach had to go because he kicked against the decision of the club to join the proposed breakaway European Super League.
An official statement from the club read: “The Club can today (Monday, April 19) announce that Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff Joao Sacramento, Nuno Santos, Carlos Lalin, and Giovanni Cerra have been relieved of their duties.
“Chairman, Daniel Levy, said: Jose and his coaching staff have been with us through some of our most challenging times as a Club. Jose is a true professional who showed enormous resilience during the pandemic. On a personal level, I have enjoyed working with him and regret that things have not worked out as we both had envisaged. He will always be welcome here and we should like to thank him and his coaching staff for their contribution.
“Ryan Mason will take First Team training today and a further update will follow in due course.”