Dean Windass has exclusively told This is Futbol that Paul Pogba’s recent interview accusing Jose Mourinho of losing the dressing room at Manchester United might have been the final nail in his Tottenham coffin.
£290,000-a-week Pogba told Sky Sports that current United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer “wouldn’t go against the players”, whilst also saying that he once had a great relationship with Mourinho and the next day he didn’t know what happened.
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Mourinho signed the French midfielder during his first summer at Old Trafford, but the two had a toxic relationship throughout the majority of the Portuguese’s stint as United manager before he finally was sacked back in December 2018.
He appeared to have also lost the dressing room at Spurs, constantly digging out the players for individual mistakes, and paid the price when Daniel Levy relieved him of his duties on Monday morning.
That Pogba interview came two days before Mourinho was sacked, and Windass believes that the midfielder’s words might have led to his Tottenham departure.
He told This is Futbol:
“I think maybe the nail in the coffin was the Paul Pogba interview saying he lost the dressing room at Manchester United, so Daniel Levy would have taken the loyalty of the players, and I’m sure that Harry Kane would have been the vocal point of that and got pulled into Levy’s office.
“Because Daniel won’t know what’s going on. There will be 10 or 11 Tottenham players with a big grin on their face.”