Tottenham Hotspur have sacked José Mourinho as the club’s head coach and manager following a consistent run of poor form.
The Portuguese, who replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019, leaves the club in seventh place in the Premier League.
The DailyExpress understands the decision to fire Mourinho was made on Friday evening, following the 2-2 draw with Everton in the top flight.
The former Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid coach will receive £16million in severance pay, this website has confirmed from reliable sources.
A statement released by Spurs on Monday read: “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 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.”
At the time of his leaving, Spurs are currently seventh in the table, five points off the Champions League places.
RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann is the current favourite to replace Mourinho, who took over at Tottenham immediately after the departure of predecessor Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs are set to take on Southampton in the top flight on Wednesday evening, with their next fixture following on Sunday as they face Man City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley Stadium.
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