Tottenham SACK Jose Mourinho days before Carabao Cup final

Tottenham SACK Jose Mourinho just SIX DAYS before Carabao Cup final with club on course to miss out on the top four – with RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann favourite to take over

Tottenham have sacked Jose Mourinho with the club on course to miss out on Champions League football this season.

Mourinho, 58, replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019 but has now been dismissed after a dismal domestic campaign and failure in the Europa League.

The bombshell axing comes less than a week before Tottenham are set to take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.  

Jose Mourinho has been sacked as Tottenham manager just days before the Carabao Cup final

It has been claimed that coaches Ryan Mason and Chris Powell are set to take the reins for the rest of the season. 

The search has now begun for a permanent successor to Mourinho, who came under heavy fire for limp displays this campaign, with an appointment likely this summer.

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.

It is believed Naglesmann, 33, was under consideration for the Spurs hot seat after Pochettino’s departure in 2019, although Mourinho was later handed the job. 

The axe has been brought down on Mourinho with Tottenham set to miss out on the top four

However, Leipzig will not allow Nagelsmann to leave this summer without receiving compensation worth £17million.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid’s last game in charge came in the 2-2 draw against Everton on Friday.

Despite Harry Kane’s late leveller at Goodison Park, the dropped points dealt a major blow to their hopes of securing a spot in the Champions League. 

Tottenham are languishing in seventh place in the Premier League standings, five points adrift of fourth, and Daniel Levy has now pulled the trigger.   

More to follow. 

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