Former defender Graham Roberts has claimed that Jose Mourinho may have still been in charge at Tottenham Hotspur if he had been more flexible with his team selection.
Mourinho was relieved of his duties last month following Spurs’ disappointing season, with his final game a 2-2 draw with Everton on April 16.
At the time of his dismissal, they were seventh in the Premier League table, having picked up two points from their past three league games, and were knocked out of the Europa League in March to end the hopes of a return to the Champions League by lifting the European trophy.
Interim boss Ryan Mason decided to start with a front four of Dele Alli, Heung-min Son, Gareth Bale and Harry Kane for last night’s 4-0 win against Sheffield United.
There was a noticeable difference in Tottenham’s attacking threat and movement, despite the fact they were up against the already relegated Blades/
Roberts believes that if Mourinho had been more willing to play the quartet together, that he may not have been sacked by Daniel Levy with the Portuguese having made life difficult for himself.
The job was made al lot harder than it needed to be. Play Toby, Dele Bale Son kane and the previous manager would have been ok!
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) May 2, 2021
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