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Jose Mourinho contract details shed new light on potential Tottenham sacking


Daniel Levy is in no hurry to axe Jose Mourinho, with the Tottenham chief deciding not to insert a break clause when he hired the Portuguese manager.

Spurs’ 3-0 defeat by Manchester City over the weekend was a fourth loss in five Premier League games, during which time Tottenham have also been knocked out of the FA Cup by Everton.

In the middle of December Mourinho’s men were top of the table, yet a run of two wins from the following nine games has seen them slip to a staggering 17 points off leaders City.

Not only has any title challenge crumbled away, they are not certainties in a top-four race that is still wide open, which has piled the pressure on the manager.



Jose Mourinho is under pressure as Tottenham's manager
Jose Mourinho is under pressure as Tottenham’s manager

But, according to the Athletic, the club will not rush into a decision over Mourinho’s future despite their struggling form.

It has also been claimed that the contract he signed in November 2019, when he was hired as Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement, does not include a break clause.

Indeed, Mourinho is contracted to the club until the summer of 2023 and would be entitled to a significant payout should the club opt to sack him.

Therefore, while the manager will need to oversee a turnaround in form quickly, it is understood that Spurs supremo Levy is willing to back the experienced boss.



Mourinho's Spurs side were beaten 3-0 by Man City over the weekend
Mourinho’s Spurs side were beaten 3-0 by Man City over the weekend

Amid the disappointing results, Mourinho’s style of football and the team’s defensive frailties continue to be highlighted by critics, while uncertainty remains over the status of Gareth Bale and Dele Alli, who appeared as second-half substitutes.

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“We had a gameplan,” said Japhet Tanganga, who was recalled for his first Premier League appearance of the season, following the Man City defeat.

“We knew City were in form and a dangerous team.

“We defended well but the penalty changed the whole game.



Spurs chief Daniel Levy is in no hurry to axe Mourinho
Spurs chief Daniel Levy is in no hurry to axe Mourinho

“If Harry’s free-kick goes in it changes the momentum.

“But second half they just showed their quality and once they got the second goal I think their confidence was high and you could see they were the better team (on this occasion).

“I’m happy to make my Premier League ‘debut’ this season but we need to look back as team and see where we can go and do better.

“We move on to the next one on Thursday.”





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