Six days before Tottenham Hotspur would face Manchester City in the EFL Cup final, they sacked Jose Mourinho. Long-term failure to perform and disagreements over Super League have gotten the Spurs head coach fired.
In an “explosive” morning today, Mourinho refused to take and guide players on the training ground. The cited reason may be the club’s proposed European Super League admission.
These differences, on top of his disappointing season so far, have gotten the Spurs head coach fired. Spurs, having missed out on international opportunities, were stumbling on domestic ground too.
Just before 11 AM on Monday (today), Tottenham released a statement carrying the break news. They even tweeted about the sacking:
Mourinho’s sacking comes less than 24 hours after Tottenham announced they were part of the hugely controversial Super League. Could this thus be a case of the club attempting to distract fans by the bad news?
Mourinho was perhaps earning close to £12m a year. He arrived as a replacement for Mauricio Pochettino, who was incredibly popular with the fanbase.
Pochettino led Tottenham to consistently high finishes in the Premier League and to the Champions League final in 2019.
Meanwhile, the Portuguese Mourinho has now been sacked by three different clubs in England – Chelsea, twice, Manchester United, and Spurs.