Tottenham Hotspur fired José Mourinho, just a year and a half after hiring him, as reported by the club on Monday.
The Portuguese, who arrived at Tottenham in November 2019, is leaving after drawing 2-2 against Everton last Friday, complicating his chances of entering the top four in the Premier League and qualifying for the UEFA Champions League.
The club announces that José Mourinho and his coaching staff made up of Joao Sacramento, Nuno Santos, Carlos Lalin and Giovanni Cerra have been relieved of their duties. pic.twitter.com/yfBv01PRk6
– Tottenham Hotspur (@Spurs_ES) April 19, 2021
Tottenahm are seventh in the Premier League, five points behind the Champions League places, despite the fact that he came to lead the competition in December.
However, poor results in recent weeks, with draws against Everton and Newcastle United and a 3-1 loss to Manchester United, precipitated Mourinho’s goodbye.
Nor did the elimination in the round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League help, where Dinamo Zagreb beat them back 2-0 in the first leg, leading Mourinho to criticize the attitude of the players and the degree of seriousness with which they are they turned around.
The news comes just hours after Tottenham announced their participation as a founding member of the European Super League.
In addition, Mourinho was to play the League Cup final against Manchester City next weekend, the opportunity for the ‘Spurs’ to lift their first title since 2008.
Mourinho signed a four-year contract, until June 2023, when he signed for Tottenham, so the ‘Spurs’ will have had to reach an agreement with the Portuguese coach or pay him the remaining two years, at a rate of almost 20 million euros per season.