Football journalist Fabrizio Romano has been sharing some details regarding former Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho, his sacking from the north London club and his recent appointment at Italian side AS Roma.
This comes after Romano co-hosted a recent episode of the Here We Go Podcast where he discussed a range of talking points going around the world of European football at the moment.
On the subject of Mourinho, his departure from Spurs and his appointment at Roma, Romano had this to say on the matter. (3.05)
He said: “Five days after the sacking of Mourinho at Tottenham, [Roma] immediately contacted Mourinho. Jose was 100% open also because he wanted to be back in football immediately after the Tottenham experience.
“Also, because I think Jose was really disappointed with what happened with Tottenham, he had the [Carabao Cup] final, he wanted to manage in the final and they sacked him five or six days before so he wanted to be back immediately.”
Mourinho was appointed as Spurs’ manager back in November 2019 to replace Mauricio Pochettino. During his 17-month spell as manager of the Lilywhites, Mourinho took charge of 86 matches across all competitions in which they won 45, drew 17 and lost 24 in the process (per Transfermarkt).
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Given how Spurs sacked Mourinho just days before their Carabao Cup final clash against Manchester City, which they eventually lost, as Romano mentioned in the podcast, it’s understandable why the 58-year-old was disappointed by his sacking, especially the timing of it.
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However, given how Spurs managed to crash out of the Europa League and now with a fight on their hands to finish in the top four of the Premier League table, it’s easy to see in this regard, why they sacked him.
Moving forward, Mourinho will undoubtedly be hoping that his spell at Roma will be more successful than his spell at Tottenham was.