Tottenham sack coach Mourinho with team seventh in the Premier League

The Portuguese coach was fired on Monday with Champions League qualification slipping away

Tottenham have fired coach Jose Mourinho following Friday's 2-2 draw against Everton which left the club's Champions League hopes hanging in the balance.

"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," Spurs confirmed on Monday.

Spurs are currently seventh in the Premier League, five points off a Champions League place with Manchester City, Manchester United, Leicester City, West Ham, Chelsea and Liverpool all ahead of them. 

"Jose and his coaching staff have been with us through some of our most challenging times as a club," Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said.

"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."

Spurs also confirmed that Ryan Mason will take first-team training on Monday and "a further update will follow in due course."

Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019 and won 44 of his 86 games in charge of Spurs. 

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