. Jose Mourinho has been axed by Tottenham days before the Carabao Cup final
. With the club set to miss out on the top four, Mourinho was dismissed on Monday
. Tottenham are in seventh in the Premier League and five points adrift of fourth
. RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann is the early favourite to replace Mourinho
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.
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.
Leipzig will not allow Nagelsmann to leave this summer, however, without receiving a compensation package worth £17million.
Former Manchester United and Real Madrid coach Mourinho’s last game in charge at Tottenham 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.
The showpiece at the national stadium next weekend, which Mourinho will now not preside over, represents a chance for Spurs to lift silverware for the first time since their triumph in the same competition in 2008.