Jose Mourinho has been sacked as Tottenham manager, the London club has announced.

Ryan Mason and Chris Powell will be in temporary charge until a new permanent manager is appointed.

The process of appointing a new coach has begun, the club said.

Mourinho’s sack, long expected, comes just six days before the club face Manchester City in the EFL Cup final.

The former Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid manager replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs boss in November 2019.

He signed a four-year contract with the club but has been kicked out after less than 18 months in charge.

Tottenham are currently seventh in the Premier League – five points outside of the top four – and face runaway leaders Man City in the EFL Cup final on Sunday.

Mourinho has been fighting to save his job ever since Spurs were handed a shoock exit from the Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb.

The London club uncharacteristically squandered a two goal advantage in the first leg.