Of Special One at Sacked One (translate: “the dismissed”), there is only one step for José Mourinho. After 86 games spent on the bench of Tottenham, the Portuguese was dismissed.
“José and his team have gone through some of our most difficult times as a club with us”, reacted Daniel Lévy, the president of Spurs. “José is a true professional who has shown tremendous resilience during the pandemic. On a personal level, I enjoyed working with him and regret that things did not turn out the way we both envisioned. . “
A record of 45 wins and 24 losses in 86 games. Either the worst averages since the start of his career (52% success, 28% defeat). José Mourinho had the worst sporting experience of his career at Toby Alderweireld’s club. His time at Tottenham will also remain the briefest. So far, he had passed the 100-game mark in each of his clubs.
Left of his own accord from FC Porto in 2004, Inter in 2010 and amicably separated from Chelsea in 2007 and Real Madrid in 2013, Mourinho had never been dismissed before his second stint at Chelsea (2013- 2015). But, since then, no more gifts are given to him. Like Manchester United, who had parted ways in December 2018, a few days before Christmas.
This is undoubtedly the fault of his little spark of magic which has disappeared in recent years. The Portuguese has not won any championship since the 2014-2015 season with Chelsea. It remains to be seen where it will rebound again.
As for the Spurs, they called on the services of Ryan Mason, a former club player converted into a youth trainer, until the end of the season. Management is hoping for a click for this Saturday’s League Cup final against Manchester City.