Jose Mourinho’s future at Tottenham ‘will be decided at the end of the season’ – with Spurs ‘wary of huge £30m severance package and Daniel Levy still hopeful his tenure will be a success despite poor form’
- Tottenham are languishing in ninth spot in the Premier League after poor form
- Boss Jose Mourinho’s role has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks
- ESPN claim that Daniel Levy plans to hold off until May before deciding his fate
- It has been reported the severance package to sack Mourinho would be £30m
Jose Mourinho’s future at Tottenham will only be decided at the end of the season, according to reports.
The head coach’s position at the helm has come under scrutiny after Spurs fell to four defeats from their last five fixtures – but chairman Daniel Levy plans to hold off until May before determining his fate.
ESPN claim that the exorbitant cost Tottenham would have to splash out to sack Mourinho, as well as their Carabao Cup final appearance, have handed Mourinho more time to fend for his job.
Jose Mourinho’s future as Tottenham boss will reportedly be decided at the end of the season
Despite topping the Premier League table in November, Spurs now sit in ninth place and seven points adrift of the Champions League spots.
And in the midst of the miserable run of form, question marks have once again been raised over the 58-year-old.
Sportsmail reported this week that the cost of axing him would prove prohibitive – and ESPN believe the figure would be around £30million.
Daniel Levy wants to wait before making a decision and is wary of the huge severance package
Mourinho’s deal is set to run until the summer of 2023, with no break clause included.
Levy hopes Mourinho will be able to make his tenure a success – and the showdown with Manchester City at Wembley would go a long way to aiding his cause.
The final has been shifted from February to April, with the authorities hopeful supporters will be able to return in limited numbers, and the trophy would be Spurs’ first since 2008.
ESPN also point out the sympathy felt towards at Mourinho after chastening defeats to Liverpool, Chelsea and City in the absence of talisman Harry Kane.
Tottenham have crashed down into ninth spot in the Premier League after a poor run of form
The last trophy lifted by Mourinho was the Europa League, during his spell with Manchester United.
The Old Trafford giants qualified for the Champions League via that route after their sixth-place finish in the top flight, and Levy is said to be mindful that Spurs may yet achieve the same objective that way too.
Sources have also told the publication that Mourinho’s squad largely remain behind him.
ESPN claim Mourinho’s squad are largely behind him despite several players being singled out
RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann (left) and Brendan Rodgers (right) both have admirers at Spurs
Despite singling out Dele Alli and Gareth Bale at times this campaign for their underwhelming performances, Mourinho has since brought both players back in from the cold.
RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann and Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers are understood to have admirers at Tottenham.
Neither are a realistic candidate until the summer, however, and luring Rodgers away from the King Power would also prove costly.