Tottenham Hotspur has confirmed the departure of manager Jose Mourinho from the club.
Mourinho’s ouster had earlier been leaked by Sky Sports but in a rejoinder, the North London club said the Portuguese and his assistants had been relieved of their duties.
“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,” a statement from the club said.
On his part Spurs 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."
With the move, the club confirmed that Ryan Mason will take First Team training on Monday and a further update will follow in due course.