In the shadow of the announcement of their intention to participate in a European Super League, Tottenham Hotspurs announced the departure of the successful manager José Mourinho on Monday.
In this football article, we will explain how the sacking could have happened after just 17 months at Tottenham, look back at his career at the North London side and show you which club could be Mourinho’s next club of choice.
José Mourinho Career At Hotspurs
José Mourinho took over at Tottenham Hotspurs in 2019 after Mauricio Pochettino led the team to the 2019 Champions League final, but the board felt he could no longer develop the team after some disappointing results.
Although the team stabilized under the charismatic Portuguese, 6th place in the 19/20 Premier League was not enough to qualify for the 20/21 Champions League.
Tottenham And Mourinho In The 20/21 Football Season
In the 20/21 season, the Hotspurs started strongly and were able to conquer the top of the Premier League table, reached the final of the Carabao Cup, and reached the intermediate round of the Europa League without any problems, but also without any glamour.
As Tottenham also failed to shine in the English Premier League and not only lost touch with the top of the table, but increasingly also with the Champions League places, and not least because in the Europa League they missed out on progressing to the quarter-finals of the UEL 20/21 after a 2:0 victory in the first leg at the glaring outsiders Dinamo Zagreb.
Departure From Coach José Mourinho And Tottenham Hotspurs
After disappointing performances in the Premier League for Tottenham against Newcastle United, Manchester United, and Everton, in which only 2 points were achieved, but above all a weak performance in terms of style of play, Tottenham felt no longer bound to their coach Mourinho on Monday.
The exit from Spurs came after 17 months and just a week before the English League Cup final. The possibility of a title with Tottenham was thus taken away from José Mourinho, the Portuguese manager had not left a club without a title since his station at União de Leiria.
Mourinho was replaced at Tottenham by former Hotspur player Ryan Mason as interim coach.
José Mourinho’s Next Club?
After Mourinho’s sacking at Tottenham Hotspur, many are wondering what the charismatic Portuguese’s next task will be. Since Mourinho has already coached Chelsea, Manchester United, and most recently Tottenham in the English Premier League, many football experts assume that he will leave England or take over the possibly vacant job as national coach of the “Three Lions” in the summer, while a job with a team without realistic title chances, such as Crystal Palace, is rather excluded.
Favorites For Mourinho’s Next Coaching Job
The favorites for José Mourinho’s next job, apart from being the national coach of Portugal, his home country, are a job as a manager at Juventus Turin, who will probably end the season without a championship for the first time since the 2010/11 Serie A season.
Andrea Pirlo is ticked off after another Italian league defeat to Bergamo and the Champions League exit to FC Porto is still hurting La Vecchia Signora. Mourinho is considered a connoisseur of Italian football, not least because of his very successful time at Inter Milan and the crowning achievement of winning the Triple in 2010.
José Mourinho Transfer Rumours
Inter Milan itself has also been mentioned as Mourinho’s next stop, and Antonio Conte could change his mind after a Serie A championship in the 20/21 season. German record champions Bayern Munich have also been discussed, as their successful coach Hansi Flick has asked to be released from his contract in the summer. However, as the Portuguese is more synonymous with defensive football, the betting tips experts at WettenTips do not believe Mourinho will be signed for Bayern.
Other football teams that have appeared more frequently in rumors of Mourinho’s possible new job include FC Porto, Paris St Germain, and an adventure with a club in the American MLS.
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