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Sport Ferdinand says 'timing' of Mourinho's sacking 'doesn't make sense'

21:51  19 april  2021
21:51  19 april  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Rio Ferdinand says he's surprised at the timing of Jose Mourinho's sacking, days before Tottenham play out the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

Mourinho, 58, replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019 but has now been dismissed after a dismal Premier League campaign and failure in the Europa League.

It means that that the Portuguese manager doesn't get a chance to help Tottenham win their first trophy since 2008.

Jose Mourinho talking on a cell phone: Jose Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham on Monday after a dismal Premier League campaign © Provided by Daily Mail Jose Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham on Monday after a dismal Premier League campaign

Ferdinand on his Vibe with Five podcast, said he expected Mourinho to be sacked in the summer and feels there will be a 'fallout' from the club's decision.

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He said: 'Well I am (surprised) because the Carabao Cup final is at the weekend, the timing of it. If you had to tell me to bet everything I've got that he gets sacked in the summer, I say yes he does, if they finish outside the top four especially.

'But the timing of it now doesn't make sense. There's going to be more fallout from this as it's not normal for a manager to be sacked at this point a week before a cup final.

'Has he disagreed with the European Super League and Tottenham being a part of it? I don't know. There could be so many different reasons as to why but Mourinho never does things conventionally.

Rio Ferdinand sitting on a couch: Rio Ferdinand has claimed that he was surprised by the timing of Tottenham's decision © Provided by Daily Mail Rio Ferdinand has claimed that he was surprised by the timing of Tottenham's decision

'He's normally the leader in things, he tries to be first at a lot of things. This is a mad move at a mad time. I just need to wait and hear more.'

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Tottenham had made a bright start to the season under Mourinho and were top of the table back in November.

However their form has been patchy ever since and Spurs currently sit seventh in the league - five points off the Champions League places with six games left to play.

There will be question of Tottenham's decision to sack Mourinho six days before the Carabao Cup final.

Stephen Howson who also presents the show, said it was a 'wild move' and felt that Mourinho could have got a result against Manchester City to clinch the trophy.

Jose Mourinho sitting in a chair talking on a cell phone: It means Mourinho misses out on Tottenham's Carabao Cup final against Manchester City © Provided by Daily Mail It means Mourinho misses out on Tottenham's Carabao Cup final against Manchester City

Ferdinand though strongly disagreed with his co-presenter, saying he wouldn't have backed Mourinho to beat Pep Guardiola's side with that team.

'This is Manchester City's game all day long. Mourinho, with the Chelsea team of yesteryear he had in his first spell, the Real Madrid and Inter Milan teams he had. I would back him with them teams.

'Mourinho on any given day in one final I'm backing Mourinho against anyone. With this Spurs team where are the foundations that you are going to be backing him?

'He's got a man like Eric Dier being brought in from the wilderness plays here plays there, Aurier plays here plays there. Lloris, good, bad up and down.

'You've got Kane and Son who are consistent. But they're not a consistent team where I'd bank on those boys to pull out a big boy performance. It's not just him it's on the players too.'

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