Peterborough United Director of Football Barry Fry insists Jose Mourinho was always going to be sacked by Tottenham Hotspur because of his style of football, telling Football FanCast that it was “only a matter of time”.
Spurs fired the Portuguese last week and replaced him temporarily with Ryan Mason, who will manage the team until the end of the season.
Spurs were seventh when Mourinho was sacked and had won one game in six, while also tumbling out of the Europa League as a result of a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb.
Mason was subsequently in charge for the Carabao Cup final, though Spurs lost 1-0 to Manchester City at Wembley.
Mourinho oversaw a terrible run of form and he also sidelined a number of players, including Dele Alli, Harry Winks, and Gareth Bale.
Fry thinks that the former Manchester United boss has been too negative in both of his most recent jobs, in north London and at Old Trafford, and he was left unsurprised that chairman Daniel Levy took the decision to sack him.
Speaking exclusively to FFC, Fry said: “He picks fights with players, unnecessarily in my opinion. He plays too negative.
“He might be the best tactician the world’s ever known but Manchester United fans and Tottenham fans do not want to see their teams play the way he plays with them, especially with the attacking players both those teams have got.
“They want to see their team going forward, entertaining, scoring goals, that’s what they’ve been brought up on, that’s what they want, so it was only a matter of time before he left.”