His disappointment at Manchester United and now Tottenham Jose Mourinho’s time with top clubs seems to be fading away and he might have to accept that his days over managing a top level club are over.
Spurs announced Mourinho’s dismissal while under a lot of criticism for the club’s move to join the proposed new European Super League, however this move comes only six days before they face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on April 25. And academy coach Ryan Mason is set to take first-team training.
Mourinho has paid the price for a troubled and disappointing campaign, with Spurs currently seventh in the Premier League and with little chance of making the top four.
Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs manager in November 2019 and guided the club to sixth in the Premier League last season.
They are currently seventh, having picked up two points from their past three league games, and were knocked out of the Europa League in March.
Mourinho has also been denied the opportunity of delivering a first piece of silverware to the club in 13 years, with Spurs on Sunday.
A statement from Tottenham 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.
“Ryan Mason will take first-team training today and a further update will follow in due course.”
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 19, 2021
In December 2018 after his sacking at Manchester United, Mourinho filled his time at the weekends by working as a pundit for Sky Sports. He admitted to enjoying the job and said he made friends while he was there. He was was able to offer an insight that none of their other pundits could. A return to the studio could definitely be an option if he finds work hard to come by.