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Official: Tottenham sack Jose Mourinho ahead of crucial match

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Tottenham Hotspur have officially sacked Jose Mourinho as manager ahead of the club’s most important game of the season.

Jose Mourinho has been sacked as Tottenham manager ahead of this Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

The pressure has gradually been growing on Mourinho since the turn of the year. Spurs have won six times in 17 Premier League games to leave hopes of a top-four finish in serious doubt.

The Lilywhites currently sit in seventh place and five points behind fourth-placed West Ham ahead of the final six matches. Fellow top-four rivals Chelsea and Liverpool, meanwhile, each have a game in hand.

Spurs are also out of the Europa League and Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City represents their only chance of silverware.

It’s a far cry from the days of Mauricio Pochettino, the man Mourinho replaced, and club chairman Daniel Levy has taken action.

“Jose and his coaching staff have been with us through some of our most challenging times as a Club,” said Levy in a statement.

“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.”

The former Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Manchester United boss discovered his fate in a meeting on Monday morning.

Ryan Mason will take charge of Spurs for Wednesday night’s Premier League game against Southampton.

The London side then head to Wembley to face City in the Carabao Cup final.