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Next Tottenham manager odds after Jose Mourinho leaves club

By Ben Green

Published: 13:15, 30 April 2021

Jose Mourinho was recently relieved of his duties as Tottenham Hotspur and the club are still on the search for a permanent replacement.

Mourinho, 58, replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019 and initially signed a contract until the end of the 2023 campaign, making Tottenham his third club in the Premier League.

The Portuguese guided Spurs to sixth in his first season but left north London with the club seventh in the Premier League table and unlikely to qualify for the Champions League.

The decision came just a week before Tottenham are due to face Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley.

Along with Mourinho’s dismissal, the club confirmed coaching staff Joao Sacramento, Nuno Santos, Carlos Lalin and Giovanni Cerra were also all relieved of their duties.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy stated:  “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.”

Ryan Mason took over as caretaker manager, winning his first game in charge as Tottenham beat Southampton 2-1. However, he tasted defeat in the Carabao Cup final against Man City, losing 1-0 to a late goal.

Next Permanent Tottenham Manager (via Sky Bet)

Following Julian Nagelsmann’s summer move to Bayern Munich, Ajax manager Erik ten Hag is the current favourite among some bookies to take the vacant post (though he has recently signed a new deal with the Dutch club. The likes of Leicester head coach Brendan Rodgers and Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo are also up there to succeed Mourinho.