Next Tottenham manager LIVE: Julian Nagelsmann closing in, Ryan Mason taking Southampton match, Mourinho packs boxes

TOTTENHAM want Julian Nagelsmann as their new manager.

Jose Mourinho and Spurs have parted ways just six days before the EFL Cup final this weekend, and ex-player Ryan Mason takes charge for the Southampton match tomorrow.

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  • Josh Graham

    WHERE NEXT FOR JOSE?

    Jose Mourinho said he's not planning a break after being axed by Spurs.

  • Jack Figg

    A LOOK AT JOSE'S SPURS RECORD

  • Jack Figg

    EU CANT PASS

    Fans attempted to stop Liverpool team buses from entering Elland Road ahead of tonight's match against Leeds.

    The actions of the fans, who could be from either club, were a protest against Liverpool's decision to join the European Super League.

    Liverpool are the first member of the newly-found ESL to play a Premier League game since news of the competition broke yesterday.

    The reigning champions have agreed to join the ESL along with Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham.

    The Premier League's so-called 'Big Six' have joined Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan in creating the league.

    Presuming they go ahead, the plans will see a £4.6BILLION pot backed by JP Morgan split between the 'dirty dozen' – as many have described the clubs – and relegation scrapped.

    Those protesting outside Elland Road may well have been by Leeds fans – or even just football fans in general – considering the overwhelmingly negative response to the breakaway league.

    Marcelo Bielsa's team have already shown their disgust at the plans – wearing T-shirts with the words 'EARN IT' emblazoned across the front as they warmed up for tonight's game.

  • Jack Figg

    JAMES MILNER SPEAKS OUT

    The ex-England international was asked about the proposed European Super League after Liverpool’s draw at Leeds.

    Asked when he heard about the news of the ESL, Milner says: “Same as everyone else I think when it broke yesterday. That was the first we had heard of it.”

    Milner asked on his opinion of the ESL: “I don’t know I think it’s the same as everyone, there’s a lot of questions. My personal opinion, I don’t like it and hopefully it doesn’t happen.”

    The stand-in Liverpool skipper was asked what he doesn’t like about the ESL, he responds: “Probably the same reasons as everybody else who has been talking out over the last day.

    “Obviously it’s been difficult for us, we’ve tried to prepare for the game but I can only imagine what’s been said about it and probably agree with most of it.”

    Asked if he felt the negative response to Liverpool players was underserved, he says: “I think the players obviously have no say, so the welcome we got to the ground tonight was a bit unjust because obviously we’re here to play football and in no control of it.

    “But for us we just need to get on the field and try and finish strong.”

  • Jack Figg

    MORE FROM BAMFORD

    Asked about wearing the T-shirts in protest of the ESL, he said: “For me personally, from what I’ve seen on Twitter and the news, I haven’t seen one football fan that’s happy about the decision.

    “I think football ultimately is for the fans. Without the fans every single club would be pretty much nothing.

    “So I think it’s important we stand our ground and show that football is for the fans and keep it that way.”

  • Jack Figg

    PAT ON THE BACK

    Patrick Bamford asked about the proposed European Super League.

    He replied: "We've just seen pretty much what everyone else has seen on Twitter and stuff.

    "It's amazing just the things that they're talking about. I can't quite comprehend, it's amazing the amount of uproar that comes into the game when somebody's pockets are being hurt.

    "It's a shame it's not like that with other things that go wrong at the minute, with racism and stuff like that, but it's just how it is at the minute."

  • Jack Figg

    BORIS JOHNSON ADDRESSES THE NATION

    In a world exclusive, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has wrote a column in The Sun to address the proposed European Super League.

    He writes: "Anyone who has watched me play football or played with me in the same match will know that I am far from an expert on the beautiful game.

    "But you don’t need to be an expert to horrified at the prospect of the so-called “Super League” being cooked up by a small number of clubs.

    "You only need a pulse to know that football is not a brand or a product. In fact it’s so much more than even a sport.

    "Football clubs in every town and city and at every tier of the pyramid have a unique place at the heart of their communities, and are an unrivalled source of passionate local pride.

    "And the joy of the game’s current structure, one that has kept people coming back year after year, generation after generation, is that even the most seemingly endless period of frustration is made bearable by the possibility, however remote, that one day you could see them rise up.

    "After all if Leicester City can win the Premier League, if Nottingham Forest can be champions of Europe not once but twice then maybe, just maybe, your team can do the same.

    "But that can only happen if the playing field is even vaguely level and the ability to progress is universal."

    READ THE PM'S FULL COMMENT SECTION HERE

    BORIS JOHNSON ADDRESSES THE NATION

    In a world exclusive, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has wrote a column in The Sun to address the proposed European Super League.

    He writes: "Anyone who has watched me play football or played with me in the same match will know that I am far from an expert on the beautiful game.

    "But you don’t need to be an expert to horrified at the prospect of the so-called “Super League” being cooked up by a small number of clubs.

    "You only need a pulse to know that football is not a brand or a product. In fact it’s so much more than even a sport.

    "Football clubs in every town and city and at every tier of the pyramid have a unique place at the heart of their communities, and are an unrivalled source of passionate local pride.

    "And the joy of the game’s current structure, one that has kept people coming back year after year, generation after generation, is that even the most seemingly endless period of frustration is made bearable by the possibility, however remote, that one day you could see them rise up.

    "After all if Leicester City can win the Premier League, if Nottingham Forest can be champions of Europe not once but twice then maybe, just maybe, your team can do the same.

    "But that can only happen if the playing field is even vaguely level and the ability to progress is universal."

    READ THE PM'S FULL COMMENT SECTION HERE

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  • Jack Figg

    'THANK YOU'

    Harry Kane has broken the silence regarding Jose Mourinho's dismissal by Tottenham as he publicly thanked the Portuguese gaffer.

    The Special One was sacked by Spurs on Monday after 17 months in charge and just six days before the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

    Mourinho had been under huge pressure in North London after they crashed out of the Europa League at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb in March.

    He leaves with Spurs sitting seventh in the Premier League following Friday's 2-2 draw against Everton, with the club winning just one out of their last five top-flight games.

    Spurs issued a short statement addressing his axing earlier this morning where chairman Daniel Levy thanked him for his services.

    And England international Kane was the first Tottenham player to respond to the news as he spoke of his honour at working with him.

  • Jack Figg

    BUSSINESS MOVES

    Here is a rundown of the Spurs hierarchy that sacked Jose Mourinho while backing the move into a proposed European Super League.

    Owner(s): Joe Lewis

    Nationality: British

    Net worth: £3.5bn

    Club value: £1.66bn

    Lewis took over from Lord Alan Sugar in 2001 and has been in charge ever since, alongside chairman Daniel Levy.

    Tottenham are yet to break their now-13-year trophy drought, with their last piece of silverware coming in 2008 when they won the League Cup.

    Spurs fans are often left frustrated by the club's inability to challenge their rivals financially in the transfer market.

    However, in recent season, the club have proven they're willing to spend big when the right opportunity arises.

    The board's next job will be to find anew manager after Jose Mourinho was sacked on Monday.

  • Jack Figg

    NO FANFARE

    Here are pictures of Liverpool fans showing their outrage following the news the English champions plan to move into the proposed European Super League.

  • Jack Figg

    DAN PLAN

    Danny Rose has reportedly asked to return to Tottenham’s first-team squad following Jose Mourinho’s sacking.

    And the exiled defender even had time for a giggle at his former boss’ expense as he left training today.

    Rose, 30, has not made a single appearance this season after being axed by Mourinho to Spurs’ Under 23s.

    Rose famously clashed with the Special One during the Amazon documentary ‘All or Nothing’, demanding why he had been dropped while others kept their places in the team.

    The explosive row was caught on camera, with Rose saying: “Other people have been s*** in training, s*** in games, but play every game and are in the squad every game.

    “It’s facts and the whole changing room know it’s fact.”

  • Jack Figg

    SPUR OF THE MOMENT

    Spurs confirmed his axing earlier in a statement that read: “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.”

    And chairman Daniel Levy, said: “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.”

  • Jack Figg

    MOUR PRIVACY PLEA

    Jose Mourinho has broken his silence after being axed by Tottenham and called for ‘privacy’.

    He was fired today after 17 months in charge of the team, just six days before he was due to lead them out for the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

    The 58-year-old has now taken to Instagram from outside his London home to post a clip of the paparazzi waiting to take photos of him.

    And the footage also showed Sky Sports reporter Gary Cotterill waiting for comment from the former Special One.

    But Mourinho can be heard saying: “They don’t give me privacy. Even my friend Gary, he’s disturbing me. That’s my life.”

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  • Jack Figg

    KEANE DEFENCE

    Roy Keane backed Jose Mourinho as he insisted he needed more time at Tottenham and was more critical of the players.

    Keane said: “He’s got a great record, he’s come into this side to compete; finishing sixth or seventh is not what they’ve employed him for.

    “Jose has always had brilliant defenders, proper midfielders in terms of mindset. But Spurs aren’t strong enough. They’re not good enough to keep it tight behind Kane and Son.

    “If he still has this mindset of getting our noses in front, sit back and hold onto leads, this team defensively – and I’m including the goalkeeper – aren’t good enough.

    “These lads here are nowhere near as good enough defensively as what he’s had at his previous clubs. Lack of leaders, lack of characters, not good enough defensively.

    “It’s a lot of things going into the mix and it’s not an easy fix. But I think his CV warrants staying longer in the job”

  • Jack Figg

    MORE ON MOURINNHO'S DISMISSAL

    There were too many unhappy faces on the training ground which Levy patrols daily.

    They are believed to have included skipper Hugo Lloris and striker Harry Kane.

    Both of whom had been staunchly behind Mourinho, but even the France and England captains are believed to have become concerned by Mourinho’s actions.

    After the 58-year-old's exit was confirmed, Kane tweeted: "Thank you for everything Boss. A pleasure to have worked together. I wish you all the best for your next chapter."

    Under previous boss Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham's training Enfield HQ had become a place where all members of staff, including execs, cleaners and multi-million pound football celebrities greeted each other with a handshake and a "Good morning."

    Now it was threatening to become an environment where players and colleagues could not even look each other in the eyes.

  • Jack Figg

    NO MOUR

    Jose Mourinho was spotted for the first time since his Tottenham sacking leaving the club's training ground on Monday.

    The Special One was given his marching orders by Daniel Levy in a shock announcement this morning, just six days before the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

    And Mourinho was pictured leaving Spurs' Enfield base in the passenger seat of a car following the stunning news.

    The former Chelsea and Manchester United tactician was only appointed by Tottenham in November 2019 following Mauricio Pochettino's exit.

    Mourinho managed the capital club for 86 games but struggled to make an impression in the Premier League or Europe.

    Spurs are currently seventh in the table, one place lower than where they finished last season.

  • Jack Figg

    MOUR THAN MEETS THE EYE

    Jose Mourinho was axed as Tottenham boss after a players’ revolt.

    The Special One’s 17-month reign in charge at Spurs came to an end when he was sacked this morning – just six days before they face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup Final at Wembley.

    But while it was Daniel Levy who did the firing, it was the club’s playing stars who supplied the bullets after several of them went to see their chairman to complain about the Special One’s tactics and methods, which had raised an increasing number of eyebrows in their dressing room in recent weeks.

    Senior squad members had bitten their lips after becoming accustomed to the way Mourinho treated and ignored those not in his plans with absolute contempt.

    But they could stay silent no longer when he tried to throw them under the bus and blame them for Tottenham’s failure to win the Europa League and close in on a top-four finish.

    And when first-team regulars who had previously been “Mourinho loyalists” started to voice their concerns, Levy simply had to act.

    READ MORE ON THE INSIDE OF MOURINHO'S SACKING HERE

  • Kostas Lianos

    PLAYER BANS CONFIRMED

    Fabrizio Romano reports that UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has confirmed that players who perform in the European Super League will be banned from the World Cup and Euros.

    That means anyone from the Premier League’s “big six” that breaks away won’t be allowed to play of their national teams.

    There had been speculation of potential sanctions towards the sides involved with the proposed format, which Ceferin described as “disgraceful”.

    The UEFA President also said the ESL poses as a “spit in the face ” of all football fans

  • Kostas Lianos

    MORE FROM CEFERIN

    UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin described the European Super League project as “disgraceful”.

    Ceferin also said the ESL poses as a “spit in the face” for all football fans around the world.

    The UEFA President said: “I cannot stress more strongly UEFA and the footballing world are united against the disgraceful, self-serving proposals we have seen, fuelled purely by greed. It’s a nonsense of a project.

    “This idea is a spit in the face for all football lovers and our society. We will not allow them to take this away from us”

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  • Kostas Lianos

    PREMIER LEAGUE SET MEETING

    The Premier League are going to hold a meeting with 14 clubs on Tuesday morning.

    That means the “big six”, which are Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham, who are involved in the proposed European Super League project won’t be included.

    The representatives involved will talk about the ongoing situation and the next steps.

    The meeting will be chaired by Premier League CEO Richard Masters

  • Kostas Lianos

    CEFERIN LASHES OUT

    UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has strongly criticised Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli following the European Super League proposition, which includes Tottenham.

    Ceferin said: “I was a criminal lawyer for 24 years but I’ve never, ever, seen people like that.

    “If I start with Ed Woodward, he called me last Thursday, saying that he’s very satisfied with reforms and he fully supports them. Obviously, he already signed something else.

    “Andrea Agnelli is the biggest disappointment of all. I’ve never seen a person lie so many times as he did, it was unbelievable”

  • Kostas Lianos

    WHY MOURINHO LEFT

    There have been rumours suggesting that Jose Mourinho was fired by Tottenham because of the club's involvement in the controversial European Super League.

    According to Football London, however, that sort of speculation is wide of the mark.

    It is instead reported that Mourinho was dismissed because of poor results and the lack of improvement.

    Spurs have become the first ever club in which the Portuguese manager doesn't win anything but he was on course of challenging for the Carabao Cup on Sunday against Manchester City

  • Kostas Lianos

    KANE REACTS

    Tottenham superstar Harry Kane has responded to Jose Mourinho's dismissal.

    Kane took to Twitter and thanked Mourinho "for everything" and wished him the best in his future endeavours.

    The England captain tweeted: "Thank you for everything Boss. A pleasure to have worked together.

    "I wish you all the best for your next chapter"

  • George Moore

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