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Jose Mourinho SACKED by Tottenham after 17 months in charge just hours after joining ESL and week before EFL Cup final

JOSE MOURINHO has been SACKED by Tottenham after 17 months in charge.

Spurs have endured a disastrous 2021, slipping down the Premier League at an alarming speed while also crashing out of the Europa League.

Mourinho has been under increasing pressure and has now been given the boot by Daniel Levy.

Former midfielder Ryan Mason is set to take over as caretaker manager alongside Chris Powell until the end of the season.

A permanent replacement for ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho is expected to be named in the summer.

The announcement of Mourinho's departure comes just hours after Tottenham became one of six Premier League clubs to sign up for the controversial European Super League.

Spurs have endured a horror 2021 having been top of the league in December.

As well as crashing out of the Europa League in embarrassing manner, throwing away a 2-0 first-leg lead over Dinamo Zagreb in the last-16, Tottenham's league form has been abysmal.

In their last three games, Tottenham drew 2-2 with relegation-threatened Tottenham, were soundly beaten 3-1 by Man Utd and, most-recently, they drew 2-2 at Everton.

The North Londoners now sit seventh in the Premier League, five points off the top four, with Liverpool and Chelsea - in sixth and fifth respectively - able to increase that margin with their games in hand.

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