‘I am not surprised. Daniel Levy has done it before ‘: Jamie Redknapp insists he’s not shocked that Spurs owner Jose Mourinho fired the club just six days before the Carabao Cup final due to the ENIC boss’s recent history of changing managers.
- Tottenham fired Jose Mourinho on Monday after 17 months at the club
- The Portuguese coach was fired from Spurs just six days before the Carabao Cup final
- Jamie Redknapp says the timing of Daniel Levy’s decision doesn’t surprise him
- The Sky expert also believes that Mourinho’s body language on Everton spoke a lot
Jamie Redknapp admits he is not surprised Daniel Levy fired Jose Mourinho from Tottenham just six days before the club’s appearance in the Carabao Cup final.
The iconic Portuguese manager was relieved of his duties on Monday morning, with Spurs seventh in the Premier League after one win in six games.
The North Londoners will take on Manchester City, Premier League leader expected to see interim boss Ryan Mason, but Redknapp claims Mourinho looked defeated Friday night in his last game against Everton.
Jamie Redknapp was not surprised Daniel Levy fired Jose Mourinho as Tottenham boss
Mourinho was relieved with Man City just six days before the Carabao Cup final
Redknapp told Sky Sports on Wednesday night: ‘The timing is no surprise with Tottenham. Daniel Levy has done it before. He was involved in Martin Jol’s match during half time (where he was fired).
I’m not surprised, I think Jose – after watching this season – saw a manager who is unhappy and if something goes wrong he blames the players, which is in his way. They thought we couldn’t let them take over for the next seven games. ‘
I saw it in his body language to Everton, sitting, not interested. Once Jose Mourinho got that far, it only went in one direction. ‘
Redknapp claims Mourinho’s body language to Everton on Friday was scathing
Spurs owner Daniel Levy has now brutally fired another manager in his 20 years at the club
Mourinho was in charge of Tottenham for 17 months, replacing popular Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019.
The Portuguese coach led his squad to sixth place in a coronavirus-stricken Premier League season and failed to win a trophy during his time in North London.
Tottenham will be in charge of Mason, head of player development, who at the age of 29 has become the youngest ever manager of the Premier League.
Ryan Mason, 29, was installed as interim Spurs boss following Mourinho’s departure on Monday
Redknapp claims that Mason has the opportunity to show his skills and that the next seven Premier League games to the end of the season could change the life of the former Spurs’ midfielder.
But the Sky Sports pundit admitted Mason’s appointment was a surprise, even though the club is still looking for a long-term club appointment.
Speaking of Mason, Redknapp said, ‘I’ve met him and I like him. I bet he can’t believe it. These are seven games to shape the rest of his life. He has a cup final and still has chances of getting into the top four.
“That Ryan Mason was in charge was a complete surprise and shocked us all.”