Graham Roberts has claimed that Jose Mourinho instigated Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking by telling Daniel Levy that he could get the best out of the Tottenham squad.
Despite not managing to win silverware, Pochettino was undoubtedly one of the most successful Tottenham managers in recent history.
Under the Argentine, the North Londoners established themselves as a top-four side and came close to winning both the Premier League and the Champions League.
It has since been proven by Spurs’ failed Mourinho experiment that Pochettino was papering over a lot of cracks at the club.
Roberts believes that Levy’s decision to pull the plug on the 49-year-old was influenced by Mourinho, who made promises to the Tottenham chairman that he could not keep.
He claimed that the Portuguese coach campaigned for the job when he managed Inter Milan legends for their game against Tottenham legends during one of the test events ahead of the opening of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Roberts told Football Fancast: “I saw Mourinho at a game at Tottenham when the new stadium opened – Inter Milan played Tottenham in a legends game, he was assistant manager.
“He didn’t have to be, he just came along, and he instigated Pochettino being sacked 100 per cent. That’s how the man works.
“You could see it that day, he was talking to Daniel Levy and the rumours at the club are that he was saying you’ve got brilliant players here, I can get better out of these. Well, he never, he made them worse.”
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