Jose Mourinho has been sacked as manager of Tottenham Hotspur.
The announcement comes just hours after Spurs announced it was part of controversial plans to join a European Super League.
Mourinho, 58, had been in charge of Spurs since November 2019 after taking over from Mauricio Pochettino.
The Portuguese manager’s original deal with the north London club had been due to run until the end of the 2023 season.
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.
“Ryan Mason will take first team training today and a further update will follow in due course.”
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said on the club’s official website: “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.
“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.”
Mourinho’s departure comes with Spurs in seventh position in the table and five points away from the places needed for Champions League qualification. In their last match on Friday, Spurs drew 2-2 with Everton.
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