Six days before the game, Mourinho sacked from Tottenham Hotspur
LONDON (UK) -Jose Mourinho who was the manager of Tottenham Hotspur for last 17 months has been was sacked six days before the London Club will appear in the League Cup final.
“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,” Tottenham said.
The news comes the morning after the London club said it was one of 12 clubs forming a breakaway European Super League – a development that has been widely condemned and threatens a bitter power struggle in the European game
Mourinho had taken charge with the club in 14th place in the Premier League, they finished in sixth spot last season. His first full season in charge began well with the club beating Manchester United and Manchester City and topping the table in December.
But they have since slumped with fans disgruntled by the style of football and mystified by the lack of game time given to the likes of Gareth Bale and Dele Alli.
Tottenham have also become overly reliant on the goals of Harry Kane who took his tally to 21 for the season in the league with a double against Everton on Friday, but who is being linked with a move away from the club.
The 2-2 draw at Everton left Tottenham in seventh place and they have won only won of their last five league games, all but ending their top-four hopes.
They also suffered an embarrassing Europa League last-16 exit against Dinamo Zagreb, losing the away leg 3-0 having won the first leg 2-0.
The timing of Mourinho’s sacking denied him the chance of landing Tottenham’s first trophy since 2008 as he had taken the club to this Sunday’s League Cup final against Manchester City.