Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has defended Jose Mourinho over his efforts at Tottenham, claiming the squad was less than scratch on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Mourinho misplaced his job as Spurs boss this morning amid a disappointing run of kind that has left the north London membership seventh within the Premier League.
After Friday’s 2-2 draw with Everton, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy determined he would pull the set off on Mourinho and a gathering befell between the 2 this morning.
The end result was Mourinho shedding his job after 17 months, simply days earlier than this weekend’s Carabao Cup ultimate between Spurs and Manchester City.
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But whereas many agree with the choice based mostly on the job Mourinho has carried out, Souness believes the expertise Portuguese boss wasn’t helped by an under-par squad.
“You sack a supervisor in per week of a cup ultimate and it involves my head that there have been incidents which have made their chairman decide,” he instructed Sky Sports.
“Will it enhance or reduce their possibilities? We will discover out.
“When the job turned obtainable, it was a crew that obtained the Champions League ultimate, you suppose there cannot be that a lot improper with it.
“But when he obtained there he realised that it was not the squad it was.
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“They ought to by no means have gotten to a ultimate. They misplaced 13 league video games, they beat Ajax and Man City on the best way to the ultimate and they need to by no means have overwhelmed these groups, however they obtained there and as soon as he obtained there, he in all probability realised they simply weren’t nearly as good as he thought they had been.”
Former Spurs midfielder Ryan Mason will now take cost forward of Wednesday’s Premier League conflict with Southampton and this weekend’s Carabao Cup ultimate.