Sometimes there is news that you think came out of a bad April 1st. See for yourself: who would have believed for half a second that José Mourinho, the star of the coaching staff could have been outright fired by the club that employed him. This is what happened on April 19 at Tottenham.
One does not make feelings in football and the disastrous results of Tottenham in the Premier League were right of the collaboration between the club and José Mourinho. It was Ryan Mason, the club’s prospects coach, who has been appointed interim coach at least until the end of the season. But no one has any real illusions about the team’s results until next year.
A dismissal (almost) with regret
Daniel Levy, in the wish to control the rumors already launched by the English press, was there in a laconic press release, but almost showing regret: “José and his staff were at our side during one of the periods most difficult in club history. He is a great professional who has demonstrated enormous resilience during this pandemic. From a personal point of view, I enjoyed working with him and I regret that things did not work out the way we both hoped. He will always be welcome here and we thank him and his staff for their contribution. "
Two years of football and poor results
Spurs as they are called at Tottenham called on José Mourinho in 2019 in hopes of seeing the squad qualify for the Champions League, but it didn't work. The pandemic has not helped matters, quite the contrary. Indeed, even being able to count on a Red Devil like Toby Alderweireld, José Mourinho will not have only managed to raise his team to seventh place in the standings.
Three games without victories, that's the exit ticket
The sanction follows three games without a win for Spurs. Added to the defeat in Europa League against Dinamo Zagreb, it did not take more to understand that the coach was no longer in his place. It remains to be seen whether his successor will be able to work a miracle and raise the bar. Maybe, but many observers believe it won't be for this season.
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