Tottenham Hotspur sack Jose Mourinho after European Super League announcement.
Tottenham Hotspur have sacked manager Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho took charge of the north London club in November 2019, following the signing of his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino.
He led them to a seventh-place finish in the Premier League table in his first season after taking over in 14th place.
His current contract ran until 2023. In a statement, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said, “Jose and his coaching staff have been with us through some of our most difficult times as a Club.”
“Jose is a true professional who showed tremendous 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 intended.”
“Mourinho’s former club announced yesterday that it will form a European Super League alongside the Premier League’s Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea.
You can read more about that proposed new league here.
The English clubs will be joined by Spanish giants Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona, as well as Italian giants Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan.
The announcement has drawn widespread criticism from within and outside the soccer world, including from the governing body UEFA and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The clubs involved must respond to their fans and the wider soccer community before taking any further action.
“UEFA issued a joint explanation with soccer’s leaders in England, Italy and Spain along with the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga.