Simon Jordan has blasted Joe Hart after the former Tottenham goalkeeper opened up on how Nuno Espirito Santo binned him from Spurs last summer.
It was Jose Mourinho who brought Hart to North London in the summer of 2020, with the England international serving as Hugo Lloris’ understudy during the 2020/21 campaign.
The 34-year-old departed Tottenham after just one season at the club, with Spurs bringing in Pierluigi Gollini from Atalanta on loan to take his place.
Hart revealed this week that Nuno certainly did not mince his words when letting him know he would not be part of his plans at Spurs.
The goalkeeper stated that when he asked the Portuguese coach why he came to the decision, Nuno responded (In The Stiffs podcast): “In my opinion, we all reach a point in our career where the body won’t allow you to play football. We’re at it now.
‘”I would not feel comfortable with you playing one minute for me. The ball’s too quick for you, you’re too old, you’re not moving, you’ve got no strength in your body.”
Hart revealed that he was baffled by Nuno’s comments and did not agree with the former Tottenham boss’ assessment.
However, Jordan has insisted the former Spurs head coach had a right to voice his opinion to the England goalkeeper, insisting that Hart should not have asked for honest feedback if he did not want to receive it.
Jordan said on talkSPORT’s White and Jordan show (30/2/22 at 12:50): “People laugh about certain aspects of Joe Hart. He is not entitled to be spoken to in any fashion better than anybody else.
If this is the way this manager operates he will reap the whirlwind, and he consequently has at Tottenham Hotspur.
“The bottom line is he asked a question and he gave him an answer. If you can’t take the answer, don’t ask the question. He’s decided he won’t whisper it or get an assistant manager to do it, I’ll have the balls to tell you.
“Joe has been bodied by six clubs, He’s gone to Torino, he was useless out there. He went to West Ham, he wasn’t much better there. He’s useless.”
However, Trevor Sinclair came to Hart’s defence and suggested that the goalkeeper was not the only player to have had issues with Nuno.
Sinclair responded: “It’s not about what the answer is, it’s about how you deliver it. He lost a lot of players – if you talk to the other players they didn’t like playing under Nuno.
“He delivered it wrong and didn’t give him a lifeline. It looks like he’s getting the golden glove in the SPFL as well.”
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I am not a fan of players or managers airing their dirty laundry in public. I also do not think it is not fair to judge Nuno’s actions without hearing his side of the story.
However, reading Hart’s full quotes, it is clear that Nuno only went on to deliver some home truths to Hart because the goalkeeper himself asked for honest feedback.
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