- Full Statement from Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur has given a statement addressing Jose Mourinho sack as manager.
According to the club in a statement, he had showed enormous resilience during the pandemic, but nonetheless there’s a need to relieve him of his duty.
The statement reads; “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,” Tottenham said. “Ryan Mason will take First Team training today and a further update will follow in due course.”
Chairman, Daniel Levy, added: “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.”
As shocking as the timing of this announcement is, this had been coming.
Mourinho has seen Tottenham make the same mistakes time and time again and he has consistently blamed a lack of quality defensive options for Spurs dropping points from winning positions. No PL club dropped more points (20) than Tottenham this season.
With the future of Harry Kane and others up in the air (Dele Alli and Gareth Bale are out of favor and Heung-min Son is stalling on signing a new contract), this move needed to be made by Daniel Levy.