Tottenham have sacked Jose Mourinho, it has been confirmed, while Ryan Mason will take charge temporarily.
The team’s form has fallen off a cliff in recent weeks, with Champions League qualification looking all but impossible.
And Spurs have reacted by relieving Mourinho of his duties just 18 months after appointing him.
The club confirmed the news on Monday morning.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 19, 2021
The news comes just hours after Tottenham confirmed their involvement in the breakaway European Super League.
Mourinho’s departure marks the past 24 hours as one of the most remarkable period’s in the club’s recent history.
Not only is Tottenham’s future as a participant in UEFA competitions up in the air, their immediate on-pitch situation is unclear too.
Mourinho’s last match was Friday’s 2-2 draw at Everton, a game in which Spurs dropped more costly points in their pursuit of Champions League football.
Tottenham will play Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday before the League Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday.
Mourinho was obviously desperate to win the final – Spurs will now be his first trophyless tenure at a club.