Report reveals if Jose Mourinho could be sacked before the end of season

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According to a report in The Telegraph, Tottenham Hotspur are unlikely to sack Jose Mourinho before the end of the season, however, the Portuguese coach faces an uphill battle to keep his job for the start of the next campaign.

It was only a few weeks ago that reports were suggesting that Mourinho was at serious risk of being sacked.

Five straight wins in all competitions relieved pressure off the Spurs boss but two poor performances against Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb seems to have once again rekindled speculation over his future.

The Daily Mail have claimed that Tottenham need to finish in the top four if Mourinho is to keep his job.

The Telegraph have now also echoed similar sentiments, suggesting that the 58-year-old is not guaranteed to keep his job even if Spurs win the Carabao Cup.

Although Mourinho is still said to enjoy the support of many senior players in the squad, there is said to be growing concern about potential divisions in the dressing room.

The report quotes sources as saying Mourinho needs a “miracle'” to hold on to his job.

However, it is suggested that he is likely to remain in charge until the end of the season unless the situation deteriorates drastically.

RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann is thought to be Tottenham’s number one target to replace Mourinho should the Spurs boss depart.

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I have continued to back Jose through our poor run of form since December but it is now difficult to see  a way back for him unless Spurs put a strong run together and somehow get into the top four. While Nagelsmann would be my number one choice to replace Mourinho, I fear that the likes of Kane and Son will not stick around for another rebuild should we sack Jose.

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