Sport Mourinho pictured leaving Tottenham's training base for the last time
Mourinho hits back at Solskjaer's 'trophies are for egos' jibe
Solskjaer warned against provocation from Mourinho's team and claimed Anthony Martial was 'conned' by Erik Lamela into getting sent off when Spurs thrashed United 6-1 at Old Trafford.Solskjaer warned against provocation from Mourinho's team and claimed Anthony Martial was 'conned' by Erik Lamela into getting sent off when Spurs thrashed United 6-1 at Old Trafford in October.
Jose Mourinho has been spotted leaving Tottenham's training ground hours after the axe was wielded on his tumultuous reign.
The 58-year-old was dismissed this morning with the club on course to miss out on the Champions League and having exited the Europa League in humiliating fashion.
The 2-2 draw at Everton proved to be the final straw for Daniel Levy and now, soon after being told of his sacking, Mourinho has been snapped being driven away from the Hotspur Way complex for the final time.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid coach, who has been sacked four times in England, was seen in the passenger seat of a sleek vehicle.
Solskjaer's SON throws fire on Man United manager's Mourinho feud
Solskjaer and Mourinho have traded blows since United's win at Tottenham on Sunday after the Red Devils boss hit out at Son Heung-min's reaction to being caught in the face by Scott McTominay. The South Korean was struck by the Scot's hand during the build up to a goal, which was later controversially chalked off by VAR.
It looked as though dismay was etched across the face of the crestfallen Special One as he left.
The bombshell announcement was made by Tottenham less than a week before they take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final.
Mourinho also departs as the fallout continues following confirmation that the north London club will join a number of top-flight peers in the European Super League.
Sportsmail reported earlier that Mourinho will walk away with up to £20million as part of a hefty compensation package.
Mourinho hits back at Pogba by insisting he 'could not care less'
Mourinho - who stripped Pogba of the vice-captaincy - responded to the Frenchman's comments after Tottenham's 2-2 draw with Everton by saying he wasn't 'interested at all'.The Manchester United midfielder called out his former boss earlier in the day by saying Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would never turn on the players like his predecessor did.
The amount will not surpass that figure, sources have said, due to the performance-related clauses written into his contract.
Mourinho will be placed on gardening leave, which means Tottenham will continue to pay him as normal until he takes up another job elsewhere.
Tottenham are seventh in the Premier League which, combined with failures in Europe, effectively means Mourinho is not entitled to his full compensation.
A statement confirming the sacking 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.'
'Jose and his coaching staff have been with us through some of our most challenging times as a Club,' chairman 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.
Gary Lineker and Spurs fans pile in after Mourinho axed by Tottenham
The door hadn't even had time to swing shut behind Jose Mourinho at Tottenham's training ground when social media started piling in on the nature of his extraordinary Spurs sacking.Amid a relentless stream of outrage over plans to form a European Super League, where Tottenham would be a founder member, the north London club announced Mourinho's sacking on Monday just six days from the Carabao Cup final.
'He will always be welcome here and we should like to thank him and his coaching staff for their contribution.'
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Ryan Mason, the former Tottenham and Hull City midfielder, will take the reins, assisted by Chris Powell, until the end of the season.
Mason, 29, took charge of first-team training on Monday.
The search for Mourinho's permanent successor is now underway.
RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has been identified as the favourite to take over.
Tottenham have been long-term admirers of Nagelsmann, who is widely deemed as one of the most talented young coaches in world football.
Ferdinand says 'timing' of Mourinho's sacking 'doesn't make sense'
The Portuguese manager was sacked on Monday, just six days before they play against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final. Ferdinand was shocked by the timing of his sacking.Mourinho, 58, replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019 but has now been dismissed after a dismal Premier League campaign and failure in the Europa League.
It is believed that Naglesmann, who is only 33, was under consideration for the Spurs hotseat after Pochettino's departure in 2019, although Mourinho was later handed the job.
Leipzig will not allow Nagelsmann to leave this summer, however, without receiving a compensation package worth £17m.
Former Manchester United and Real Madrid coach Mourinho's last game in charge at Tottenham came in the 2-2 draw against Everton on Friday.
Despite Harry Kane's leveller at Goodison Park, the dropped points dealt a major blow to their hopes of securing a spot in the Champions League.
Sources have claimed that the underwhelming display proved to be the final straw.
Talisman and vice-captain Harry Kane paid tribute to Mourinho after the news broke.
'Thank you for everything boss,' Kane wrote on social media. 'A pleasure to have worked together. I wish you all the best for your next chapter.'
Jose Mourinho insists he does not need a break from management
Mourinho was relieved of his duties six days before Spurs meet Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final and the 58-year-old refused to discuss his departure but said he did not need a rest.The Portuguese manager was sacked by Spurs on Monday following dismal form at home and in Europe this season.
The cup final next weekend represents a chance for Spurs to lift silverware for the first time since their triumph in the same competition in 2008.
Mourinho will no longer lead them out at Wembley, though, with little tangible progress made over the last season and a half.
He could only guide Tottenham to a sixth-placed finish during his first campaign in charge, albeit after taking over halfway through with the team languishing in 14th.
This term has been a step back, with the north London outfit knocked out of Europe in humiliating fashion by Dinamo Zagreb and reeling from other poor results.
Mourinho's final weeks at the helm were marred by swipes in the press and constant criticism of his own players.
For the first time in his managerial career, Mourinho was made to suffer 10 league defeats in a single season.
The on-field misery also saw Tottenham drop 20 points from winning positions this season. No other top-flight club has lost more when leading.
His options to take up another top job are likely to be dwindling after his latest sacking, having now been shown the exit door four times in England.
With Chelsea (twice), Manchester United and now Tottenham all choosing to axe him, Mourinho is sure to be running out of choices.
He has enjoyed great success in Italy, Spain and Portugal, so could be forced to take a job in one of those countries and move away from England.
José Mourinho makes the most of his free time .
The Portuguese football coach was sacked by a third consecutive Premier League club on April 19th following a run of dismal results with the north London side.The Portuguese football coach, 58, was sacked by a third consecutive Premier League club on April 19th following a run of dismal results with the north London side, despite guiding them to Sunday's Carabao Cup final.