Tottenham Hotspurs has sacked Jose Mourinho after dismal form at home and in Europe but he’ll walk away with £16MILLION in compensation.
Jose Mourinho has been axed by Tottenham days before the Carabao Cup final
with the club set to miss out on the top four.
Tottenham are in seventh in the Premier League and five points adrift of fourth.
Mourinho, 58, replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019 but has now been dismissed after a dismal domestic campaign and failure in the Europa League.
The bombshell axing comes less than a week before Tottenham are set to take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.
A statement from the club read: ‘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.’
Chairman Daniel Levy said: ‘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.’
Mourinho has parted ways just hours after it was confirmed that Tottenham will join the controversial European Super League.
Mourinho leaves with significantly less than the widely purported £30m compensation package he was said to be due.
Sources have claimed that his package will not go over £20m due to performance related clauses in his contract linked to European qualification and his £10m a season salary.
Mourinho will be placed on gardening leave by Tottenham despite his dismissal, meaning Spurs will continue to pay him as normal until he finds new employment.
This means, in reality, his severance package will likely be around £16m.
As a result of Spurs’ poor league position, Mourinho is effectively not entitled to his full compensation.
But that is not the case due to the fact Spurs are seventh in the Premier League, effectively meaning Mourinho is not entitled to his full compensation.
His basic wage is closer to £10m, which significantly decreases his severance deal.
It has been claimed that coaches Ryan Mason and Chris Powell are set to take the reins for the rest of the season.
The club confirmed that Mason will take charge of first-team training today. +6
Former Manchester United and Real Madrid coach Mourinho’s last game in charge at Tottenham came in the 2-2 draw against Everton on Friday.
Despite Harry Kane’s late leveller at Goodison Park, the dropped points dealt a major blow to their hopes of securing a spot in the Champions League.
Sources have claimed that the underwhelming display proved to be the final straw.
Tottenham are languishing in seventh place in the Premier League standings, five points adrift of fourth, and Levy has now pulled the trigger.
The cup final next weekend represents a chance for Spurs to lift silverware for the first time since their triumph in the same competition in 2008.
Mourinho will no longer be in charge for it, though, with little tangible progress made across over the last season and a half.
He could only guide Tottenham to a sixth-placed finish during his first campaign in charge, albeit after taking over halfway through.
This term has been a step back, with the north London outfit knocked out of Europe in humiliating fashion by Dinamo Zagreb and reeling from other poor results.
For the first time in his managerial career, Mourinho was made to suffer 10 league defeats in a single season.
The on-field misery also saw Tottenham drop 20 points from winning positions this season. No other top-flight club has lost more when leading.
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