Sport Wayne Rooney blasts 'crazy' sacking of his former boss Jose Mourinho
Mourinho hits back at Solskjaer's 'trophies are for egos' jibe
Solskjaer warned against provocation from Mourinho's team and claimed Anthony Martial was 'conned' by Erik Lamela into getting sent off when Spurs thrashed United 6-1 at Old Trafford.Solskjaer warned against provocation from Mourinho's team and claimed Anthony Martial was 'conned' by Erik Lamela into getting sent off when Spurs thrashed United 6-1 at Old Trafford in October.
Wayne Rooney has branded Tottenham's decision to sack his old manager Jose Mourinho as 'crazy'.
Spurs have fired their Portuguese coach just six days before they meet Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley, and Rooney believes there is no-one better to outwit Pep Guardiola than Mourinho.
The Derby County boss, who worked under Mourinho at Manchester United, warned that Spurs chief Daniel Levy is taking a huge gamble.
'I think it's crazy doing it before a cup final,' said Rooney. 'It's strange timing anyway. Surely they could have waited until after the cup final if that's the direction they wanted to go in.
Solskjaer's SON throws fire on Man United manager's Mourinho feud
Solskjaer and Mourinho have traded blows since United's win at Tottenham on Sunday after the Red Devils boss hit out at Son Heung-min's reaction to being caught in the face by Scott McTominay. The South Korean was struck by the Scot's hand during the build up to a goal, which was later controversially chalked off by VAR.
'Mourinho is a manager who loves winning trophies, that's quite clear to see. He's won a lot of trophies throughout his career.
'If there was one manager to set up a team to play against Man City in a cup final it's Jose Mourinho. Tottenham haven't had the best of seasons so from that point of view so it's crazy and a massive risk.
'I'm sure Daniel Levy could have waited until the day after the game, that would have made more sense if they wanted to get rid of Mourinho.'
Rooney believes Mourinho's departure will be met with mixed emotions among the Tottenham players, but is sure there will be no shortage of clubs willing to employ the 58-year-old.
Mourinho hits back at Pogba by insisting he 'could not care less'
Mourinho - who stripped Pogba of the vice-captaincy - responded to the Frenchman's comments after Tottenham's 2-2 draw with Everton by saying he wasn't 'interested at all'.The Manchester United midfielder called out his former boss earlier in the day by saying Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would never turn on the players like his predecessor did.
'It depends on the players,' he added. 'I've been there myself. Some players will get encouragement from the decision and some players will be upset. It's purely down to each player individually.
'What happens a lot of times when a manager gets sacked and someone comes in, and a lot of times you get a good reaction.
'Jose is a fantastic manager. One of the best managers the game has seen. Unfortunately his time has come to an end at Tottenham but I'm sure he'll bounce back and I'm sure there will be a lot of top clubs out there looking to bring him in.
'It's purely up to him if he wants to come into another club in England, I'm sure there are a lot of clubs around the world who would love to have him..'
Rooney played under Mourinho at United in the 2016-17 season, during which he won the Europa League and the League Cup.
Tottenham SACK Jose Mourinho days before Carabao Cup final
Mourinho, 58, replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019 but has now been dismissed after a dismal domestic campaign and failure in the Europa League. The bombshell axing comes less than a week before Tottenham are set to take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley. © Provided by Daily Mail Jose Mourinho has been sacked as Tottenham manager just days before the Carabao Cup final A statement read: 'The Club can today announce that Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff Joao Sacramento, Nuno Santos, Carlos Lalin and Giovanni Cerra have been relieved of their duties.
Having been appointed as Tottenham boss in November 2019, Mourinho oversaw a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League last season, while he leaves with the club currently in seventh place.
Tottenham were knocked out of the Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb in dramatic circumstances, while they were also beaten by Everton in the FA Cup.
Although they face Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday, Tottenham's focus is mainly on the Carabao Cup final, when they will have the opportunity to win their first trophy since 2008.
This is the first time as a manager in English football that Mourinho has left a club without having won a trophy.
It will be intriguing to see what the 58-year-old's next move will be as he looks to show that he can still be a successful manager at the highest level.
RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann and Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers have both been linked with the Tottenham job.
José Mourinho makes the most of his free time .
The Portuguese football coach was sacked by a third consecutive Premier League club on April 19th following a run of dismal results with the north London side.The Portuguese football coach, 58, was sacked by a third consecutive Premier League club on April 19th following a run of dismal results with the north London side, despite guiding them to Sunday's Carabao Cup final.