Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, former Sheffield United striker Brian Deane believes Harry Kane’s future could have played a part in Tottenham’s decision to sack Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese coach’s dismissal on Monday morning comes after weeks of speculation about Kane wanting to leave the club this summer.
Currently seventh in the Premier League, Tottenham face an uphill battle to secure Champions League qualification for next season. And, according to Sky Sports, failure to turn things around and make it into Europe’s premier competition will likely see the 27-year-old ask for a transfer.
It is not just Tottenham’s league position that has been an issue this term, though, with the team’s pragmatic approach to games under Mourinho being something that has been heavily criticised. And Deane has suggested Kane may not have been happy playing that way, hence why Daniel Levy had to make a decision.
On Mourinho’s exit, Deane told FFC:
“As it’s unfolding, you have to think about things like a lot of people talking about Harry Kane leaving. Was that a factor in Jose Mourinho getting the sack? Perhaps Harry Kane feels as though, you know, we need to be playing a certain type of football to satisfy his needs, for example.
“Or [perhaps] Tottenham want to be playing a certain type of football that’s going to be able to attract players. I mean, it’s crazy. It’s changing all the time and it’s not that I’m a traditionalist, but I just see that a lot of the changes that have been made at the moment in football, they’re more about commerciality and business.”
According to BBC Sport, Manchester City are one club who could try to move for Kane when the transfer window opens.