Tottenham’s Harry Kane had ‘great relationship’ with Jose Mourinho with forward ‘surprised’ by Portuguese’s sacking
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Jose Mourinho sacked by Tottenham
After news of the European Super League engulfed the footballing world last Sunday, Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham sacking went somewhat under the radar.
The Portuguese was relieved of his duties on Monday, less than a week before Spurs are set to face Manchester City in the League Cup final.
The sacking means that Spurs now represent the first side with whom Mourinho has failed to win a single trophy.
Ryan Mason has since taken temporary charge of the Lilywhites until the end of the season.
Kane discusses Mourinho sacking
The news of Mourinho’s sacking probably didn’t come as too much of a shock to many Spurs fans, who were seemingly growing frustrated with their side’s style of play and inability to maintain leads.
One man who was surprised by Mourinho being fired, though, was Harry Kane.
Kane had thrived under Mourinho’s management, netting a staggering 21 goals and 13 assists in just 30 league outings this season.
So, it wasn’t too shocking to see Kane state he was surprised by the sacking and that he had a great relationship with the ex-Chelsea boss:
“I was surprised, I’ll be totally honest. I came in that morning and probably found out five to 10 minutes before it was announced.
“A lot of the focus was on the Carabao Cup final and preparing for that but, look, it’s football. I’ve been here now where a couple of managers have been sacked and, as a player now, I don’t think you ever expect the boss to be sacked but it’s part of the game, you have to deal with it.
“I had a great relationship with Jose, I wish him all the best for whatever his next job is, but he knows as we know football can be cut-throat and we just have to look forward. We have a big final to prepare for now and we’re looking forward to that.”
Quotes via Goal.