Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Tottenham after just 17 months in charge.
The announcement comes just hours after the Premier League club announced its plans to join a European Super League.
The 58-year-old had been in charge of Spurs since November 2019 after taking over from Mauricio Pochettino.
The Portuguese manager’s original deal with the north London club had been due to run until the end of the 2023 season.
His departure comes with Spurs in seventh position in the table and five points away from the places needed for Champions League qualification. In their last match on Friday, Spurs drew 2-2 with Everton.
It also comes just days before Spurs meet Manchester City in the final of the League Cup at Wembley.
When Mourinho took charge at Spurs, the club was 14th in the league table – but he led them to sixth to secure Europa League qualification.
Spurs are among 12 clubs to have rocked the world of football by announcing the formation of a breakaway European Super League.
The Club can today announce that Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff Joao Sacramento, Nuno Santos, Carlos Lalin and Giovanni Cerra have been relieved of their duties.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 19, 2021Advertisement