Jose Mourinho has been fired as Tottenham’s manager, less than a week before the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday.
On Monday, Mourinho was summoned to a meeting with chairman Daniel Levy.
The club then confirmed that Mourinho and his coaching staff, Joao Sacramento, Nuno Santos, Carlos Lalin, and Giovanni Cerra, had been “relieved of their duties,” with Ryan Mason, 29, taking over training on Monday afternoon.
According to sources, the decision was made based on results and had nothing to do with Spurs’ agreement to join a 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,” Spurs said in a statement.
“Jose and his coaching staff have been with us through some of our most difficult times as a club,” said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy. Jose is a true professional who displayed incredible fortitude during the pandemic.
“On a personal level, I have enjoyed working with him and regret that things did not turn out as we had hoped.” He will always be welcome here, and we would like to express our gratitude to him and his coaching staff for their efforts.”
Spurs have also confirmed that the club’s former midfielder Ryan Mason, who is currently head of player development, will take first-team training on Monday.