Tottenham sack Jose Mourinho

Ollie Irish

19th, April 2021


Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Tottenham after just 17 months in charge. He replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs’ head coach in November 2019 and led the club to sixth in the Premier League last season.

Spurs currently lie seventh, having picked up two points from their past three league games, and were knocked out of the Europa League in March. They face Man City in the League Cup final on Sunday, and will do so with caretaker manager Ryan Mason in charge.

This season, Mourinho suffered 10 league defeats in a single campaign for the first time in his managerial career. And no top-flight team has lost more points (20) from winning positions this season than Spurs.

Mourinho leaves north London with a record of 27 wins, 14 draws and 17 defeats from his 58 Premier League games in charge. For a club with Champions League aspirations, that’s merely okay.

“Jose and his coaching staff have been with us through some of our most challenging times as a club,” said Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy in a statement. “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.”

Pies says: Thank f**k for that, frankly. Mourinho at his worst – as he has been in recent years – is poisonous; his uncompromising man-management is a slow-acting toxin which can eat away at a club, and his brand of football is too often a cowardly excuse for elite-level play. Daniel Levy should have never been so vain as to employ him in the first place, and I’m glad Jose won’t have the chance to win a trophy with Spurs in the League Cup final next Sunday.

I actually think Mourinho was lucky that fans weren’t inside stadiums, otherwise he’d have been out before now. Spurs fans would not have tolerated the dreck that was on show a lot of the time.

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  1. nn4 says:

    Say what you want about him now (and you would probably be right), but nobody can take away from his achievements which came through his “poisonous toxin that eats away at the club.” Ask any Inter, Porto, or Chelsea fans if they agree with that assessment

    • Nuno says:

      Past accomplishments don’t mean much (or nothing) in the present. Since leaving Inter in 2010 he has been very much toxic in the clubs he has been in. And the style he had success in Porto, Chelsea or Inter (mostly as the underdogs who have to fight against everyone) don’t work in every club, and the fact that he cannot be any kind of manager beside that (like a “guerrilla” coach”) is toxic. Also you can see at the aftermath of his passages at Chelsea and Inter, he drains away the club, basically he “eats away everything”, and all that is left is dry soil for the next coach to come and try to restore.

    • Pukka says:

      Mark Clattenberg commented in an interview that JM seemed a different person when he came back for his 2nd stint at Chelsea. Seems to pretty much align with his style, interactions w press and players, and ultimately with his results that sometime during his time at RM he became much more negative in his approach.

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