Tottenham Hotspurs confirmed that they have terminated the services of their coach. The statement from official teams website read, “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.”
The primary cause has not been made clear in the clubs statement. Speculations has it that its about performance of the club. This comes 17 months after the Portuguese was handed the managing role in November 2019, replacing Mauricio Pochettino.
For the first time since leaving União de Leiria in January 2002, Mourinho has failed to win a trophy during his spell at a club, considering the sack just came a few days to Carabao Cup final at Wembley, where they’ll face Manchester City which was the only silverware he had the opportunity.
Currently the club is most likely to miss the ever-desired Champions League spot for the second season in a row. It sits 7th in the EPL table having 50 points with only a few games before season completion.
Clubs chairman, Daniel Levy in a statement 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.”
Henceforth, Tottenham have confirmed that 29 year old Ryan Mason will take over First Team training today. The statement from official website, “Ryan Mason will take First Team training today and a further update will follow in due course”
Meanwhile, The Telegraph report that Mason and Chris Powell will take charge for the remainder of the campaign, while chairman Daniel Levy searches for a new permanent manager. Ryan Mason has been Spurs player and it seems his speech in 2018 has been fulfilled. Ryan Mason in 2018: “If I was to go down the coaching route, I spent 18 years at Tottenham, that’s my club, so I’m sure that would be in my DNA if I was a coach.”