Dean Windass has exclusively told Football FanCast that Jose Mourinho’s treatment of his players led to his sacking at Tottenham.
After just 17 months in Tottenham dugout, the Special One was relieved of duties on Monday after a run of just one victory from six matches in all competitions.
Spurs topped the Premier League back in December, but their inability to protect leads has left them unlikely to finish in the top four, with the risk of missing out on European football on the whole.
Following Tottenham’s wretched run of results, Mourinho started speaking publically about his players – notably saying ‘same coach, different players,’ when his team conceded a late equaliser against Newcastle earlier this month, before accusing his players of hiding after the north London derby defeat.
And Windass told Football FanCast that Mourinho’s constant scrutiny of his players left Daniel Levy with no choice but to sack him:
“For me if a manager came out and criticised me, I would be banging on his door saying ‘why would you do that?’. If you’ve got a problem with me, tell me face to face, don’t tell the rest of the world.
“That’s the reason why he’s gone. I think Daniel spoke to a lot of the players, or the club captain and Harry [Kane] and said ‘what’s the dressing room like? Is it divided?’ Yeah. That’s why we’re not winning football matches and in the top four and Daniel has gone, ‘rubbish to this, he’s got to go’.”