Tottenham Hotspur, on April 19, confirmed that their manger, Jose Mourinho, was relieved of his duties. This former Chelsea and Manchester United coach was lately struggling with his team’s performance in the Premier League.
Mourinho exited the club, which is in the seventh place in the Premier League, and is set to compete in the Carabao Cup final, which will be played on April 25 against Manchester City. Securing a trophy of any kind has been the top priority for the club, but Mourinho will not be around to see out that mission.
The club issued a statement on its social media handle, claiming: “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 statement further quoted club chairman Daniel Levy, “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.”
Tottenham is currently seventh in the Premier League standings and their last three outings have not gotten them any wins. Tottenham were also knocked out of the UEFA Europa League a month ago.
This comes just a day after it was revealed that the London club was a part of a 12-team breakaway Super League that has caused a stir in European football circles. Though as per Goal, the decision to relieve the 58-year-old of his duties was not related to his objection to the European Super League.
12 of the big European football clubs, on April 19, jointly confirmed and announced an agreement competition — The Super League. FIFA, however, has expressed its “disapproval” of the new European Super League (ESL) competition.