Tottenham striker Harry Kane says he was left surprised after Jose Mourinho was sacked by Spurs.
Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham on Monday, bringing to an end his 18-month stay with the north London side. Kane, whose comments appeared to reject reports of players’ revolt against the Special One admitted he was left surprised as he came to know about Mourinho’s sacking minutes before the club made the announcement.
“I was surprised (by Mourinho’s sacking) – I’ll be totally honest,” Kane said.
“I came in that morning and probably found out 5-10 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.”
“Ryan’s been great. It’s obviously been strange for him, a bit of a rollercoaster coming in late notice and taking on the job. I thought he’s done incredibly well; how he’s handled the whole situation, how he’s handled the boys and obviously getting his first win against Southampton was a massive moment.”
Spurs later appointed former player Ryan Mason as the interim coach until the end of the current season.