Jose mourinho,58,has been under increasing pressure and has now been sacked by Daniel Levy – just SIX days before the Carabao Cup final clash with Manchester City.
In a brief statement on their website, the club wrote: “The club can today announce that Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff Joao Sacramento, Nuno Santos, Carlos Lalin and Giovanni Cerra have been relieved of their duties.”
Chairman Levy added: “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.”
The Portuguese boss replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019, signing a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season.
But ‘the Special One’ has now been sacked more than TWO years early as Spurs’ slide continues.
The club confirmed former midfielder Ryan Mason would be in charge of Monday’s first-team training session in the absence of Mourinho.
Spurs’ academy coach Mason is expected to take over as caretaker manager alongside Chris Powell until the end of the season.
A permanent replacement for ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho is expected to be named in the summer.
RB Leipzig coach Julian Neigelsmann is the leading contender for the job.
eicester chief Brendan Rodgers is the early second-favourite, with club favourite Ledley King, Steven Gerrard and Massimiliano Allegri also linked.
The announcement of Mourinho’s departure comes just hours after Tottenham became one of six Premier League clubs to sign up for the controversial European super league.
Spurs have endured a horror 2021 having been top of the league in December.
As well as crashing out of the Europa League in embarrassing manner, throwing away a 2-0 first-leg lead over Dinamo Zagreb in the last-16, Tottenham’s league form has been abysmal.
In their last three games, Tottenham drew 2-2 with relegation-threatened Newcastle, were soundly beaten 3-1 by Man Utd and, most-recently, they drew 2-2 at Everton.
The North Londoners now sit seventh in the Premier League, five points off the top four, with Liverpool and Chelsea – in sixth and fifth respectively – able to increase that margin with their games in hand.
This season, Mourinho also suffered ten league defeats for the first time in his long career.
In 2020-21, no team has dropped more points from winning positions than Spurs, with 20.
After taking over from Poch, Mourinho rescued Spurs from 14th in the table to finish sixth, securing Europa League football for the current campaign.
But after a hot start, Tottenham have faded fast and could now miss out on European football – including the new Europa Conference League – next season altogether.
Arsenal Suffers Embarrassing Defeat against Brentford in Season’s Opener.
Brentford were in their best form on Friday night, 13th August.
They managed to win a 2-0 in Premier League encounter, beating Arsenal.
The gunners were so poor in this premier league match.
It was notes that Mikel Arteta started the new season on a disappointing note.
Sergi Canos and Christian Noergaard scored the two goals that condemned Arsenal into a defeat into their opening game.
Brentford marked their return to English top-flight with an emphatic 2-0 victory in the opening game at the Community Stadium.
The team hadn’t played top-flight football in more than seven decades.
On their return, they were energetic, and tactical.
The hosts started the match impressively, but only at the 22nd minute did they net their goal.
This was through Sergi Canos who drove his shot low past Bernard Leno.
There was some slight controversy in the goal.
This is because Arsenal players felt the ball had gone out of the play in the build-up to the goal.
Arsenal started the game with some dominance in possession.
However, they looked blunt going forward in the game.
Its assumed to have happened that way because of the absence of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, who both missed the match through illness.
Once Brentford realized the visitors had little going on for them in front of goal, they took the game by the neck.
They controlled the tempo and created chances for themselves.
White was partly responsible for the second goal as he failed to defend a long throw-in which floated dangerously into the box for Norgaard to head home.
Messi’s Effect on Barcelona- Barcelona unable to Sell All Tickets for First Game After Messi’s Departure.
Barcelona has been allowed up to 30000 fans into the Nou Camp for the new season.
This will be the first time many fans will be allowed back to the stadium in 17 months.
Despite the allowance, the Catalan club is struggling to sell tickets.
Reports suggest that only half the tickets have been sold ahead of the La Liga opener against Real Sociedad.
Barcelona are feeling the effect of Messi’s departure and the repercussions have now trickled to the club’s ticket sales.
Sports outlet AS reports that the club has only managed to sell half the tickets for the first game of the session.
Only 15820 tickets out of a possible 30000tickets will be sold.
Messi exited the club on July 2021 after 21 years with the club.
This happened when Barcelona decided to end contract negotiations as a result of frustration from their salary cap.
Reports also suggest Barcelona will look to sell the tickets to regular people.
This is as opposed to the 83000 club members who are eligible.
Still on the adverse economic effects of Messi’s departure, Barcelona have reportedly experienced an 80% drop in shirt sales.
Shirts with Messi’s name and number are still available in Barcelona colors.
KENYA HANDBALL FEDERATION (KHF) LEAGUE RESUMES.
The much anticipated handball league kickoff is finally upon us as announced by the KHF officials earlier this month.
The federation has provided assurance to all stakeholders of great and entertaining season despite the ravaging pandemic. This 2021 season comes more than a year after The 2019/2020 season was halted in 2020 after the earlier confirmations of the Covid-19 positivity in the country. This has left many in confusion and doubt as to whether this wonderful sport will ever resume, which now we can say will happen.
The league resumes at Nyayo stadium, handball court, with mouthwatering games in line such as Strathmore university versus Kenyatta University(KU) on the 26th and Black mamba HC versus Buccaneers HC.
The full fixtures are as follows;
This would be a resumption of the sport at the sporting complex after nearly 4 years after the sports were moved to Kaloleni handball field, due to renovations at Nyayo Stadium. Teams have been gearing up for the season with exchange and acquisition of new players and also creation of more teams in the country.
Current champions will be most eager to try and show their might and prove just why they still hold the title in their cabinet as more prominent teams like Black Mamba and Strathmore University would be looking to try and dethrone the current champions.
Be sure to follow up the reopening clashes this weekend:
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