‘An immense coach’ – Spurs midfielder opens up on working with Mourinho

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Dom Le Roy

Moussa Sissoko has admitted that he enjoyed working under Jose Mourinho even though things did not pan out the way the club expected under the Portuguese coach.

As is often the case in Mourinho’s final few months in his various jobs, there was a lot made of the negative environment at Spurs and the 58-year-old’s strained relationships with several members of the squad.

In fact, some reports have claimed that the former Tottenham boss even had a four-hour long meeting with the squad after he was sacked to deliver some home truths to them.

Harry Kane admitted to Gary Neville a couple of weeks that some relationships did not quite work under Mourinho but insisted that he always got along well with the Special One.

Sissoko also admitted that he enjoyed working with a man of Mourinho’s experience, stating that the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss was not the only one to blame for the way things panned out.

The France international told Foot Mercato: “For me, it was a real pleasure to be able to work with him.

“We all know his experience and his career. He is an immense coach, but with us, he was not able to achieve his goals but he was not the only one at fault.

“He left and I wish him the best. I would have liked to be able to do better like the whole team. For various reasons, it didn’t work out like that.

“We cannot go back in time and we need to move forward into the present.”

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