More than four months later, Steve Howey is still confused as to why Tottenham sacked Jose Mourinho.
Despite being less than seven days away from the Carabao Cup final, the Portuguese lost his job following some wretched form domestically.
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When Mourinho was sacked, Tottenham were five points adrift of the Champions League places with just six games remaining, whilst they’d recently been embarrassingly knocked out of the Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb, which was their most likely route back into Europe’s elite competition.
Spurs ended up narrowly losing the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City with interim manager Ryan Mason in charge, which ensured their 12-year wait for a major trophy painfully continued.
Mourinho has since been replaced by Nuno Espirito Santo, who’ll not only be hoping to get Tottenham back into the Champions League, but is the man tasked with attempting to finally bring silverware to north London.
But Howey exclusively told Football FanCast that he doesn’t understand why Mourinho was moved on in the first place:
“I’m still scratching my head how you’ve got a serial manager that wins trophies in Mourinho, and you sack him on pretty much the day of the final, it’s mind-blowing.”