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It has been revealed that José Mourinho’s contract with Tottenham does not include an early break clause, with the club in the midst of a torrid run of form.
Spurs were condemned to their seventh Premier League defeat of the season at Manchester City on Saturday, defeated 3-0 by Pep Guardiola’s team topping the table.
The Lilywhites, who were at the top of the list earlier this season, are currently ninth in the Premier League and eliminated from the FA Cup by Everton. The pressure on his Portuguese manager has understandably increased in recent weeks.
While the Spurs are struggling to get results right now, concerns about his negative playing style have led to further frustration with the job the 58-year-old is doing.
Mourinho took office in November 2019 after the club fired Mauricio Pochettino and to date, he has won 38 of his 73 games as head of the club, drawing 15 and losing 20.
His current contract in North London will run until June 2023 and according to David Ornstein of Athletic, there is no clause whereby the club’s hierarchy can part ways with Mourinho prematurely unless he is fired.
Firing the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss would mean paying him, and given that he’s rumored to be in a very lucrative situation. £ 15 million a year contractAt a time like this, without the game-day income the Spurs would earn under normal circumstances, Daniel Levy is likely to be even more reluctant to let his manager go.
So as Spurs fans like him or loathe him, it seems like they’re stuck with him for the moment at least.