Tottenham Hotspur players were partly responsible for the dismissal of Jose Mourinho, according to right-back Matt Doherty.
Mourinho was sacked by Spurs in April following poor form with the club and after 17 months in office.
“He only stayed there for 18 months. If it was three or four years old, it might be a different conversation, but we weren’t getting the results for him, ”Doherty told Sky Sports.
“The manager is always the one who loses his job, but as players we were the only ones on the pitch, and we couldn’t get the results for him, which was a shame because he is one of the best managers of all time. “
Spurs were seventh in the Premier League when Mourinho was sacked and were also humiliated in the Europa League in the round of 16 by Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb.
The 58-year-old did not win anything during his time at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and the Lilywhites were the first club where he failed to win a trophy.
Tottenham have struggled widely for consistency since Mauricio Pochettino left in November 2019.
They have since regressed and haven’t reached the top four in the past two seasons.
Their lack of Champions League football will make it harder for them to recruit world-class players in the current transfer window and may cause some of their stars to reconsider their future with the team.
One player who has reportedly asked to leave is Harry Kane, who has been linked with a potential transfer to both Manchester clubs.
The club haven’t won a big silver coin since winning the League Cup in 2008.
They will need to nominate their next manager with a long-term vision and cannot expect the candidate to guide the club to the silverware immediately.
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