BREAKING: Jose Mourinho sacked

AGENCIES – 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.

Mourinho is the first of the European Super League managers to lose their job.

Mourinho was brought in to take Tottenham to the next level, to do what Mauricio Pochettino could not do and win Tottenham a trophy.

But Spurs finished sixth in the league last year and are now seventh, with almost no chance of Champions League qualification for next season.

They are out of the Europa League and only have a Carabao Cup final on Sunday against Manchester City as a chance to win a trophy. They are further away from the elite than they were under Pochettino.

Why have they decided to get rid of the manager?

Tottenham saw Mourinho as their way to get back into the Champions League but now that is impossible, he was on borrowed time.

The club were also unhappy with Mourinho’s constant criticism of the players in public, and very conscious of how the fans had turned on Mourinho.

They knew that if the fans came back to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium they would make their feelings on Mourinho very clear. That scenario has now been avoided.

After their bright start to the season, which saw the north London club top the league in November, Spurs have struggled to find any sort of consistency this season.

Their form has nosedived particularly of late, with only one league win in their last five games. The run has included defeats against rivals Arsenal and Manchester United.

Spurs also crashed out of the Europa League round of 16 last month, following a humiliating 3-0 loss in the second leg at Dinamo Zagreb.

Mourinho provided some stability after the departure of Pochettino in November 2019 and did at least secure Europa League football for this season.

But his legacy has been to make no real progress while also creating friction between the players and fans, that will need to be fixed by the new manager.

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