José Mourinho has been sacked as manager of Tottenham Hotspur. A statement issued by the club read Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff Joao Sacramento, Nuno Santos, Carlos Lalin, and Giovanni Cerra have been relieved of their duties.
Ryan Mason will be the interim Tottenham manager until the end of the season, following the sacking of Mourinho. Chris Powell will also work with him. Tottenham’s board is already planning and discussing his replacement.
Mourinho’s position had come under scrutiny following a run of form that saw Spurs get knocked out of the Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb in a humiliating fashion. They are currently seventh in the Premier League table and are far behind in the race for Champions League qualification.
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.”
How Much Would It Cost for Spurs to Sack Mourinho?
Jose Mourinho one of very few coaches who is able to earn one of the highest wages and dictate his contractual terms. It is reported that Jose’s contract earns him £15 million per season and runs until the end of 2022-23. That means Tottenham Hotspurs will have to pay him £30 million to part ways with him and this doesn’t include the cost of sacking his coaching team either.
Mourinho has held nine jobs till now and won 25 major trophies in his career. The Portuguese manager has also left most of these jobs before the end of his contract. Porto reportedly received £1.7 Million when Chelsea first signed him and Inter Milan received then a world-record fee of £6.8 Million when Real Madrid made him head coach in 2010.
When Real Madrid wanted to get rid of Mourinho and Chelsea wanted to appoint him all parties agreed to avoid the reported £19.6 Million fee in Mourinho’s contract. If Real had sacked him, they would have been liable. If Chelsea had poached him, they would have paid and if Mourinho himself had broken that deal to join Chelsea he would have paid to buy himself out.
But when Chelsea got rid of him in 2015 Mourinho and his coaching team were paid £8.3 Million by the club. The cost of sacking at Manchester United was even higher a reported £19.6 Million.