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Jose Mourinho's future at Tottenham is only going in one direction, as Daniel Levy has reportedly made his decision.
There is a "growing feeling" with people inside the club that Mourinho will not be at Spurs next season, according to sources at football.london.
The Tottenham chairman was one of the driving forces behind hiring Mourinho to replace the outgoing Mauricio Pochettino in 2019. Levy had long been an admirer of the Portuguese, but results in 2021 have been extremely poor.
The minimum aim from the outset of this season was to return Spurs to the Champions League for 2021/22 - with an added bonus being success in a cup competition or even a Premier League title challenge.
However, while Tottenham take on Manchester City in next Sunday's Carabao Cup final, even a win in that competition might not be enough to save Mourinho's job for next season.
Spurs' chances of qualifying for the Champions League look increasingly forlorn. The club sit seventh in the Premier League table, five points away from fourth, and having played one game more than Liverpool (sixth) and Chelsea (fifth).
A 2-2 draw at Everton on Friday night once again saw Tottenham give up points from a winning position. Harry Kane gave Spurs the lead, but Gylfi Sigurdsson scored twice to put Everton 2-1 in front, before Kane equalised.
However Kane departed with an ankle injury, adding more misery to an increasingly unhappy season.
Tottenham fans have grown increasingly frustrated with their side's displays which has seen them drop a great number of points from winning positions and crash out of the Europa League to Dinamo Zagreb despite winning their last-16 first leg 2-0.
Gareth Bale's much heralded return from Real Madrid has been disappointing (despite a purple patch of goals when he briefly looked back to his best) as Mourinho has been reluctant to offer him starts in the Premier League.
The 58-year-old has also been outspoken in his criticism of some of his players. When asked about his side's sudden inability to defend leads - when previously his teams have been renowned for seeing out games - he replied: "Same coach, different players."
However, if the football.london report is to be believed, it'll be a case of "different coach" next season, as those at the club strongly believe that Mourinho will be let go in the summer.
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