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Jose Mourinho sacked as Tottenham Hotspur coach

Portuguese manager fired 18 months into reign as Spurs boss

Tottenham Hotspur have announced their decision to sack manager, Jose Mourinho with immediate effect following the club’s performance this season in various competitions.

Mourinho, who was hired to replace Mauricio Pochettino midway through last season was tasked with ending the 13-year trophyless run of the North London side has now been faced with the ignominy of a sack. His side were held to a 2-2 draw at the weekend against Everton in the Premier League, and although they have a Carabao Cup final against Manchester City next weekend, their season has hardly been satisfactory to those at the helm of affairs of the club. They were thrown out of the Europa League quite disgracefully by Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb at the Round of 16 stage. Tottenham are currently in 7th place on the EPL log, outside the European places with only 6 games left to play.

Mourinho’s sacking is his second consecutive one after he was previously fired from his position as Manchester United manager. Before the Manchester United sacking, he was also sacked by Chelsea in the 2015/16 season. His achievements as a coach can only be boasted of by few, but Mourinho just may be done coaching big teams. Some outlets have reported that his sacking came as a result of a standoff between him and the club and his refusal to take the players into the training ground this morning in protest of the club’s decision to participate in the European Super League. One of the names pencilled down as his replacement is Italian coach, Maurizio Sarri.

Salahudeen Sulayman

Sulayman is a sports enthusiast and budding Sports writer. You can reach him on Twitter @Sulayman_Salah

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