• Tottenham Hotspur has officially severed its ties with Jose Mourinho
  • A La Liga club is now in discussions with Mourinho over a possible coaching job
  • New Spurs boss Ryan Mason addresses the team's camaraderie

Recently-axed Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho may not be jobless for long.

On Monday, Tottenham officially parted ways with Mourinho after managing the club for one year and five months.

The decision came following the Spurs’ failure to claim the Europa League and FA Cup this season.

However, things could start anew with Mourinho as La Liga side Valencia is said to be already in discussions with the award-winning manager over a potential head coaching job, Spanish publication Todo Fichajes reported.

The report stated that Valencia owner Peter Lim, who has attempted to lure Mourinho in the past, will try to convince the Portuguese once again to coach Valencia.

It was also noted that “sources close to the Singaporean magnate confirm that yesterday, there was a call” between Mourinho and his agent Jorge Mendes.

The said phone conversation was intended to arrange a meeting between Lim and Mourinho.

The outlet also suggested that one of the key factors that could see Mourinho signing with Valencia is his apparent “ excellent relationship with Lim”.

Moreover, Mourinho is also believed to have ticked a lot of boxes for his familiarity with Spanish football, given his time with Real Madrid.

What’s even more interesting is that Valencia is rumored to be on the verge of parting ways with current manager Javi Gracia, according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo.

While nothing is concrete yet regarding Mourinho’s next destination, some in the English Premier League don’t see him re-joining another English top-flight club.

“I don’t see Mourinho back in the Premier League, I think that ship’s sailed now,” Premier League pundit Jamie Carragher said on Sky Sports. “I struggle to think of any club – he’s been at Spurs, so he’s not going to Arsenal, he’s been at United so he’s not going to City. Liverpool wouldn’t have him."

“It’s either international football or maybe Italy,” he added. “The Italian champions this year will be Inter Milan, with Antonio Conte, who plays his type of football–so maybe you can get away with it a little bit more in Italy because it was certainly a turn-off for Spurs supporters.”

Jose Mourinho's Tottenham are top of the Premier League on goal difference
Jose Mourinho's Tottenham are top of the Premier League on goal difference POOL / Clive Rose

As for Tottenham, the team will now be under the tutelage of former Spurs midfielder Ryan Mason.

Unlike Mourinho, Mason hasn’t won a single trophy as a manager and had just retired in 2018.

Nevertheless, the 29-year-old is confident he can help Tottenham become a better team.

“I want us to be brave, to be aggressive,” Mason said of Tottenham’s mentality at a recent press conference. “To play like Tottenham Hotspur. This isn’t about me, my ego."

“All I care about is this football club,” he continued. “Tottenham Hotspur football club is the most important thing."