According to a report by Telegraph journalist Mike McGrath, former Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho stayed at Hotspur Way hours after he was sacked and told ‘home truths’ during a series of talks with players.
Mourinho was dismissed on Monday following a very bizarre first full campaign as Lilywhites manager, with many high and lows coming before he was handed his marching orders by chairman Daniel Levy.
Mourinho told ‘home truths’ to players
Also reaching the Carabao Cup final, the Lilywhites were flying at one stage this season – but a series of poor results after the New Year eventually resulted in Mourinho leaving.
In an intriguing revelation, the Telegraph now claim he didn’t just go scamper out the door, but instead addressed players and told ‘home truths’ in a series of Hotspur Way talks.
Indeed, a first team source explains to McGrath that after staying to collect his belongings, he was holding discussions with various members of the squad for over four hours in brutal talks.
Transfer Tavern take
In what has been a bitter end to the Mourinho era, feelings at the club are in stark contrast to the positivity which started off the 2020/2021 season.
A cleverly navigated transfer window sparked belief Spurs could have a strong season, but their brilliant start eventually fizzled out, and it is beginning to look like Sergio Reguilon and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg are the only real success stories from the summer spending spree.
Depending on who next walks through the door in north London, supporters could be hoping for the polar opposite of a Mourinho-type manager – someone young who will attack on the front-foot rather than focus their game-plan around stifling the opposition.
If Mourinho’s ‘home truths’ could light a fire under even just one player before his departure though, perhaps he will have done the new boss a huge favour.
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