Tottenham have sacked manager Jose Mourinho, bringing a contract that had been due to run until the summer of 2023 to a premature conclusion.
His sack comes less than a week before Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.
Mourinho was called to a meeting with chairman Daniel Levy on Monday morning.
The club then confirmed Mourinho and his coaching staff Joao Sacramento, Nuno Santos, Carlos Lalin and Giovanni Cerra had all been “relieved of their duties”, with Ryan Mason – just 29 – taking charge of training on Monday afternoon.
Tottenham 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.”
Mourinho had been in charge at Spurs since November 2019, replacing Mauricio Pochettino.
Mourinho leaves Spurs seventh in the table, five points off the Champions League places.