Mourinho tore into Spurs players for four hours after sacking
Jose Mourinho reportedly spouted ‘home truths’ to Tottenham players for four hours after he was sacked by the club.
Mourinho was sacked on Monday after growing discontent over his negative tactics at Spurs, with Ryan Mason appointed as interim manager as Daniel Levy searches for a permanent replacement.
Mason won his first game in charge on Wednesday, coming from behind to beat Southampton 2-1, with Gareth Bale aiming a thinly veiled dig at the Portuguese boss after the game.
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Spurs were seventh when Mourinho was relieved of his duties, with the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City just a week away.
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According to The Telegraph, Mourinho’s relationship with the Spurs players hit an all-time low following their embarrassing 3-2 aggregate defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League.
The report also claims that after Mourinho was informed by Levy that he would be dismissed on Monday, the manager had a series of conversations with the players in which he spouted some ‘home truths’ about their recent performances, lasting four hours in total.
New interim boss Mason has said that his appointment marks a fresh start for all the players, saying: “Listen I don’t know what went on before over there.
“All I can take is what the group have been like in the past 24 hours and they’ve been supportive and they’ve come in and they’ve wanted to work and they’ve listened and that’s all I can ask for.
“Whatever happened before, I wasn’t involved with, I’m not too sure what happened, but all I can take is the players, how they trained yesterday, how they trained today, the fitness of the guys, the mentality, the mindset, how the feeling is within the group, within the individual, then it’s our job to pick a team to win games of football.
“I think the most important thing for us is to take it game by game. In football things can change so quickly, the last 24 hours have shown that.
“But results can happen, things can happen and the most important thing for us is to prepare ourselves and be in the right frame of mind to go and win football matches and see where that takes us.”