Tottenham sack Jose Mourinho ahead of Carabao Cup final as contract to 2023 is ripped up

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Tottenham has fired manager Jose Mourinho, putting an end to a deal that had been set to expire in the summer of 2023.

The former Chelsea and Manchester United manager has been sacked in north London, just days before Spurs’ Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

Mourinho was announced as Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement in November 2019 based on his trophy-winning record, but he will now leave empty-handed.

In a statement, Spurs said: “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.”

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said: “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.

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“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.”

Spurs have also confirmed that the club’s former midfielder Ryan Mason, who is currently head of player development, will take first-team training on Monday.

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