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Jose Mourinho Sacked as Manager of Tottenham

Jose Mourinho sacked

Jose Mourinho has been sacked as manager of Tottenham, according to David Ornstein of The Athletic.

John Percy of The Telegraph is reporting that Ryan Mason and Chris Powell will take over from the Portuguese until the end of the season.

Jose Mourinho Sacked as Tottenham Boss

Turbulent Second Half of the Season

It remains unclear whether the announcement of the new European Super League has contributed to Jose Mourinho being sacked.

However, Tottenham’s form and struggles during the second half of the season are likely to be a major factor in his departure.

Mourinho’s side were top of the Premier League midway through December, having lost just one of their opening 12 games. However, since then they have won just seven of their 20 league games, falling down the table to seventh in the Premier League.

As a result, it has created a huge amount of bad tension and animosity within the dressing room. After their lacklustre draw with Newcastle United, Mourinho blamed his players for the defeat.

“Same coach, different players,” said Mourinho following the game.

The lack of success in Europe has also contributed to his departure. Tottenham were the favourites in their round of 16 tie against Dinamo Zagreb heading into the second leg, but a 3-0 win for the Croatian side saw them progress.

Jose Mourinho Sacked: Where Next for Tottenham?

Arguably, the departure of the 58-year-old could not have come at a worse time for Tottenham. As well as backlash against the announcement of the new European Super League, they also face the challenge of a League Cup final against Manchester City on April 25.

Former Tottenham midfielder and current first-team coach Ryan Mason is expected to take charge alongside Chris Powell until the end of the season.

However, it is unclear who will take over from Mourinho in the long-term.

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