Speaking to Football Insider, pundit Frank McAvennie has dropped a major claim on Tottenham Hotspur’s sacking of former boss Jose Mourinho – going on to say he’s been told it had something to do with the now suspended European Super League.
The ESL caused shockwaves throughout the footballing world when the Premier League’s ‘big six‘ announced they would be a part of the new European footballing division as founding members.
McAvennie drops claim on Mourinho sacking
However, following huge backlash from the media and supporters alike, those sides announced they would be pulling out – with Fabrizio Romano first reporting that the ESL has been officially suspended (Twitter).
McAvennie, dropping a claim on Mourinho being sacked by Tottenham Hotspur on Monday, believes his dismissal was related to Spurs’ original involvement in the ESL.
“I’ve been told that Mourinho’s sacking had something to do with the new Super League,” he explained to Football Insider.
“Obviously we can’t confirm that but Tottenham saying that it was a purely results-based decision is nonsense.
“The week going into a cup final? No chance. No chance you sack anyone. Jose will have told [Daniel] Levy that this is all a load of nonsense and Levy wouldn’t have that.
“He wants money, if it’s going to happen he wants it to happen. Mourinho knows the fans are the lifeblood of the game.
“I’m telling you, if there’s one person who can find a way to beat Man City in a cup final, it’s Mourinho. I don’t understand the logic, something else must’ve happened.”
Transfer Tavern take
While McAvennie holds this belief, many reliable journalists close to the matter believe this isn’t the case – so take it with a pinch of salt.
Alasdair Gold is one of them, and he understands that the club’s decision had ‘nothing’ to do with the ESL and was purely a results based decision.
The hunt for a new manager, however, could now begin after Tottenham confirmed Ryan Mason would take charge only on an interim basis.
Julian Nagelsmann and Brendan Rodgers appear favourites for the role, and we believe that the former is a prime candidate.
In other news: Tottenham confirmed this ‘amazing’ news, find out more here.
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