Jose Mourinho claims Daniel Levy ‘is quite a unique person in football’

Jose Mourinho
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Jose Mourinho has labelled Daniel Levy a ‘unique person in football’ when asked about being sacked by Tottenham before the Carabao Cup final last season.

The writing seemed to be on the wall for Mourinho towards the end of his time at Tottenham, with the team’s performances on a downwards spiral.

There were also reports of major issues behind the scenes, with the Portuguese coach alleged to have fallen out out with several players (The Athletic).

However, the timing of Mourinho’s sacking still came as a surprise, with the club relieving the 59-year-old of his duties just days before the League Cup final against Manchester City.

Ryan Mason was put in charge on a temporary basis until the end of the campaign, with Spurs falling to a 1-0 loss to City in the final.

Ahead of the first leg of Roma’s Europa Conference League semi-final against Leicester City, Mourinho was asked about being sacked before the final at Spurs last year.

The former Tottenham head coach told Sky Sports: “Am I afraid of winning the semi-final and being sacked? No, I’m not afraid.

“I have to admit that in my long career, with so many things that have happened for good and for bad, that [incident] is quite unique. But I think also that Mr. Levy is quite a unique person in football.”

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I do not think it is fair to say that Mourinho ‘deserved’ to be in charge of the final, considering that we essentially beat two Championship teams in Stoke and Brentford in the quarterfinal and semifinal.

We also do not know how bad things got in the dressing room. Perhaps Levy and the Spurs hierarchy felt that Tottenham’s best chance of beating City in the final would be to sack Mourinho as it would give the players a lift.

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