Tottenham striker Harry Kane said he was surprised by the dismissal of his coach José Mourinho, which he reportedly learned ten minutes before it was made public on Monday. Ryan Mason is acting.
In the heart of the Super League storm, which the club joined and then left in the space of a few hours, Tottenham still took the time on Monday to fire their coach José Mourinho, with a timing that surprised everyone. The announcement would also have taken its players by surprise, starting with Harry Kane, who only had the information at the last moment.
A “good relationship” with Mourinho
“I was surprised, to be honest,” the England striker told Sky Sports. “I arrived that morning and must have heard about it five or ten minutes before it was announced. I remain focused on the League Cup final, which we’re getting ready for. It’s football. I’ve had several coaching dismissals since I started playing, but you never really expect the boss to be fired. . “
Arrived half a year ago at Spurs, José Mourinho had made the promise to offer supporters a trophy. A failure that led to the dismissal of the Portuguese after three games without a win in the Premier League … and a few days before the League Cup final (Sunday against Manchester City). “I had a good relationship with José, assures Kane. I wish him the best for his next job.” The “Special One” would have talked for four hours with his locker room before packing up.
Mason, “very good” in the interim
Ryan Mason, only 29, a former player for the London club forced into premature retirement, has been appointed interim coach by its leaders. Ryan was very good, Kane, his former teammate assured. It was obviously strange for him, almost a roller coaster. I think he did very well, he handled the situation very well and well. framed guys. His first win over Southampton was a blast. “
The locker room will have to remain mobilized behind his young leader of the troops, if he wants to go for a title this season. On Sunday, Tottenham faces Manchester City in the League Cup final (5.30 p.m.). This could be Kane’s last stand with his teammates, before a potential departure for new horizons.