Portuguese coach José Mourinho has been dismissed by Tottenham officials a year and a half after his arrival. The Spurs point to a disappointing 7th place in the Premier League.
The observation is made, it is a failure. José Mourinho has been sacked from his coaching position at Tottenham, as announced by the London club on Monday, April 19. Arrived in November 2019 to succeed Mauricio Pochettino, Mourinho (58) failed to raise the bar of a club coming out of a Champions League final, but which had missed its start to the 2019-20 season. Spurs finished in 6th place in the Premier League and had to go through three rounds of play-offs to qualify for the Europa League last September. A C3 they left by the back door in March 2021: victorious at home against Dinamo Zagreb in the round of 16 first leg (2-0), Tottenham was overthrown in Croatia in the second leg (3-0).
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Since then, the days of José Mourinho on the London bench seemed to count. Premier League leaders in early December, Tottenham plunged through the winter. After 32 days, Spurs are only 7th, five points from the top 4 synonymous with the Champions League, or even seven points if Chelsea (5th) wins their match late. They remain in three games without a win in the league, including a draw last Friday at Everton (2-2). The last of the Portuguese coach to who temporarily succeeds Ryan Mason, coach of the under 19 years.
José Mourinho therefore leaves Tottenham without a single trophy. The Spurs have not won anything since the League Cup in 2008. They have yet qualified for the final this season, where they will face Manchester City at Wembley this Sunday (5.30 p.m.). So with a new coach on the bench. Before joining Tottenham, Mourinho had taken a year away from the pitch, after two and a half (2016-2018) controversial years at Manchester United despite wins in the League Cup, Community Shield and the Europa League.