Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has admitted that he was surprised by Jose Mourinho’s sacking by the club and revealed that he only found out it was happening just minutes before it was announced.
In comments that appear to reject reports of a player revolt against Mourinho, Kane insists he had a great relationship with the Portuguese mentor.
Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, Kane also pledged his backing for close friend Ryan Mason after he was installed as interim head coach.
“I was surprised (by Mourinho’s sacking) – I’ll be totally honest,” said Kane.
“I came in that morning and probably found out 5-10 minutes before it was announced. A lot of the focus was on the Carabao Cup final and preparing for that but, look, it’s football. I’ve been here now where a couple of managers have been sacked and, as a player now, I don’t think you ever expect the boss to be sacked but it’s part of the game, you have to deal with it.
“I had a great relationship with Jose, I wish him all the best for whatever his next job is, but he knows as we know football can be cut-throat and we just have to look forward,” said the England international. .
Mourinho’s sacking and Mason’s takeover was merely a footnote in an explosive week for both football and Spurs, who were involved in the aborted European Super League breakaway.
Kane has confirmed he did not like the idea and was pleased supporters, players and coaching staff won in their opposition to the controversial project.
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By Ofhani Munyai