Tottenham Spurs have sacked their Manager, Jose Mourinho after just 17 months in charge.
Tottenham are in seventh in the Premier League and at risk of missing out on a place in the top four.
Spurs confirmed the news just before 11am on Monday morning and said Ryan Mason would take charge of first-team training.
A statement 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.”
Club Chairman Daniel Levy added: “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 was brought in to take Tottenham to the next level, to do what Mauricio Pochettino could not do and win the club a trophy.
But Spurs finished sixth in the Premier League last year and are now seventh, with almost no chance of Champions League qualification for next season.
They are out of the Europa League and only have a Carabao Cup final on Sunday against Manchester City as a chance to win a trophy. They are further away from the elite than they were under Pochettino.
Tottenham saw Mourinho as their way to get back into the Champions League but now that is impossible, he was on borrowed time.
The club were also unhappy with Mourinho’s constant criticism of the players in public, and very conscious of how the fans had turned on him.
They knew that if the fans came back to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium they would make their feelings on Mourinho very clear.
That scenario has now been avoided.