Jose Mourinho aims dig at Tottenham owner Daniel Levy for sacking him just six days before the Carabao Cup final… as he tells wantaway star striker Harry Kane to ‘play where he is happy’ amid exit plans
- Jose Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham in April amid a poor run of results
- Mourinho has hit out at Daniel Levy for firing him in the Carabao Cup final week
- The Portuguese boss claims the chance to lead Spurs to a trophy was a ‘dream’
- The Roma boss has told Harry Kane to ‘play where he is happy’ amid exit plans
Jose Mourinho has hit out at Tottenham owner Daniel Levy for sacking him just days before Spurs were due to play in the Carabao Cup final with Manchester City.
The iconic Portuguese manager was sacked just six days before the Wembley showpiece final, which Spurs would go on to lose 1-0 in interim manager Ryan Mason’s first match in charge of the north Londoners.
Mourinho was fired by Levy for a poor run of results which ultimately denied Tottenham a place in the Champions League and Europa League competitions, but revealed the opportunity to win a trophy with Spurs was a ‘dream’ for him.
Jose Mourinho (left) has slammed Tottenham owner Daniel Levy (right) over his sacking in April
Levy dismissed the iconic Portuguese manager just six days before the Carabao Cup final
In an interview with James Corden, via The Sun, the 58-year-old manager said: ‘If you want to be proactive you can ask me how many trophies I have won in my career — 25 and a half. The half is the final I didn’t play with Tottenham.
‘To have a chance to win a trophy with a club that doesn’t have many, that was a dream.
The Carabao Cup was Spurs’ best opportunity to win a trophy this season but failure to beat Pep Guardiola’s City means the 13-year wait for a trophy goes on.
Mourinho says the chance to lead Spurs to a first trophy since 2008 would have been a ‘dream’
Spurs’ disappointing campaign has also raised doubts about the future of star striker Harry Kane, who ended the term as the Premier League’s top goalscorer and assist maker with 23 successful strikes and 16 lay-offs.
Kane, who enjoys a successful partnership with Spurs’ South Korean winger Son Heung-Min, has told Spurs that he wants a move away from the club this summer and has been strongly linked to Guardiola’s City.
Mourinho has told his former striker to ‘play where he is happy’ – which the Portuguese manager believes is in England’s top-flight.
Mourinho (left) has told Spurs’ Harry Kane (right) to ‘play where he is happy’ amid exit plans
The ex-Spurs boss added: ‘He is one of the top strikers in the world. I did enjoy it (working with him) very much. I love his partnership with Son.
‘I think he has to play where he is happy. And I think he is happy in England. He is a very Premier League guy.’
Spurs are yet to find a full-time replacement for Mourinho following Mason’s brief spell as temporary coach, having failed in their pursuits for Mauricio Pochettino, Brendan Rodgers and Antonio Conte.
Meanwhile, Mourinho has already decided his next destination in football and will take over the reigns at Serie A side AS Roma from next season.