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Tottenham sack Jose Mourinho


Tottenham Hotspur on Monday reportedly sacked manager Jose Mourinho after 17 months in charge of the London club.

An official announcement on the same is still awaited from the club on Mourinho’s removal, but if the reports are to be true, Mourinho’s sacking has come just six days before his side was set to face off against Chelsea in the FA Cup.

According to reports, Ryan Mason and Chris Powell will be in temporary charge until a new permanent manager is appointed.

It was gathered that the club has begun the process of appointing a new coach.

Meanwhile, the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust says it feels betrayed by the club’s decision to join the formation of a breakaway European Super League (ESL).

Recall that about 12 elite clubs in Europe signed an agreement to dump the UEFA Champions League for the ESL.

A statement on the plans from the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust read: “Yesterday, the current Board of THFC betrayed the Club, its history and the magic that makes this game so special when they put their name to a statement announcing the formation of a breakaway European Super League.

“This statement, signed by self-appointed “leading clubs”, was put out late on a Sunday night. It was made not only after no consultation with supporters but in the face of clearly stated opposition to key parts of the announcement.

“We have always tried to maintain a pragmatic position of engagement with the Board of THFC, even under the most trying of circumstances. But enough is enough.

“The current Board is prepared to risk the Club’s reputation and its future in the opportunistic pursuit of greed. One of England’s most famous clubs could find itself expelled from English league competition. Its players could be banned from international competition.

“And yet the current owners – mere custodians of a 139-year-old institution – are prepared to risk it all for avarice and self-aggrandisement.

“We demand the Board immediately disassociates itself from the breakaway league.

“Only then can meaningful discussions about change take place. If the Board does not do this, we will have no choice but to call on new owners prepared to safeguard the past, present and future of our great Club to step forward and work with us.”