Seventeen months after Argentina ‘Spurs’ arrived to replace Mauricio Pochettino, English club Tottenham on Monday announced that its Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho and his entire coaching staff have been “relieved of their duties”.
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“The club can announce today that Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff Joao Sacramento, Nuno Santos, Carlos Lalon and Giovanni Serra have been relieved of their duties,” the statement said.
Tottenham, the leaders of the Premier League in mid-December, saw a significant decline in their performance and are now seventh, five points behind the qualifiers for the next Champions League.
The Portuguese coach was also criticized for his team’s play, and there were rumors that there were tensions in the dressing room.
“Jose and his coaching staff have been by our side during the club’s most difficult times. Jose is a great professional and he has shown great resistance during epidemics,” Tottenham President Daniel Levy said in a statement.
With one match postponed to the 29th, Tottenham will play a crucial match in the battle for European places on Wednesday against Southampton, so the timing of the announcement is surprising.
He is due to play in the final, league trophy against Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday this week.
Ryan Mason, a former Tottenham player and coach of the Under-19 team, will be replaced by Mourinho for now.
According to The Independent, the Portuguese will receive 15 15 million with two years left in his contract. Solution, Regarding the team’s position in the league.