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Mourinho sacked at Tottenham after 17 months

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 16: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts at half-time during the Premier League match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on April 16, 2021 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Tottenham have sacked Jose Mourinho after 17 months in charge, the club have confirmed.

Spurs announced the decision on Monday morning, less than 12 hours after confirming they will be founding members of a new European Super League alongside five other English clubs including Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool.

Sources have told ESPN that Mourinho will receive a compensation package lower than the £30 million that had previously been reported elsewhere. Mourinho had a contract worth around £10m per season until 2023 and therefore Spurs are committed to paying a figure closer to £20m.

Tottenham 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.

“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.”

Tottenham are seventh in the Premier League, five points adrift of the top four, and face Manchester City in the EFL Cup Final on Sunday.

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