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“but I was sacked…” – Jose Mourinho takes fresh dig at Tottenham

By Mehdi Gokal -

Even after leaving Tottenham Hotspur in 2021, Jose Mourinho remains a talking point, specially regarding his views on the club.

The Portuguese manager was dismissed by Spurs just a few days before the League Cup final against Manchester City, a decision that left everyone surprised.

Ryan Mason took over as interim manager, but the Lilywhites lost the final 1-0 to Pep Guardiola’s side.

In a recent interview, Mourinho once again criticised Tottenham, suggesting he could have changed Harry Kane’s career trajectory by ending the club’s trophy drought.

Mourinho, who now manages Fenerbahce, left Spurs without winning a trophy for the first time in his stint since 2002, but he believes he could have broken the club’s dry spell if given the chance.

The club has been without a major trophy since 2008, and over the following 16 years, many star players, including legendary striker Harry Kane left without lifting a silverware.

Kane, who left for Bayern Munich last summer for a high-profile transfer of €95 million, had an impressive career at Tottenham, playing 430 games, scoring 278 goals, and providing 64 assists.

Despite his remarkable stats, Kane couldn’t secure trophies, prompting his move to Bayern in search of silverware.

Mourinho’s latest comments reflect his belief that he could have led Tottenham to victory in that final, thus providing Kane with the elusive trophy that could elevate his already stellar career.

The former Chelsea manager praised Kane’s all-around abilities, emphasising that the only thing missing from the striker’s resume is a major title.

Speaking to Topps (quotes via The Mirror), the 61-year-old manager remarked:

“Kane has scored goals for Tottenham, England, and I had no doubts that he would score goals for Bayern.

“Harry is a fantastic, complete player who scores goals from all over the pitch but isn’t selfish – he assists, drops deep, builds play, presses, defends. The only thing he is missing is to win a trophy. He was my player at Tottenham, and I was going to win one with him, but I was sacked six days before the final.”

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