Matt Doherty discusses the reasons behind Tottenham’s sacking of Jose Mourinho – first published on

According to right-back Matt Doherty, Tottenham Hotspur’s players contributed to Jose Mourinho’s dismissal.

Mourinho was fired by Tottenham in April after a bad run of play and 17 months in command.

“He stayed for only 18 months. If it had been three or four years, the dialogue could have been different, but we weren’t getting results for him,” Doherty told Sky Sports.

“The manager is always the one who loses his job, but as players, we were the ones on the pitch and were unable to deliver the results he required, which was a shame because he is one of the best managers ever.”

Spurs were sixth in the Premier League when Mourinho was fired and had also been humiliated by Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League round of 16.

The 58-year-old never won a trophy during his tenure at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and the Lilywhites were his first team to do so.

Spurs have mostly battled for consistency since Mauricio Pochettino’s November departure.

They have declined since then, failing to finish in the top four in the last two seasons.

Its absence from the Champions League will make it more difficult to sign world-class players during the current transfer window, and may prompt some of their stars to reevaluate their futures with the club.

Harry Kane, who has been linked with a transfer to the two Manchester teams, is one player who has allegedly requested to depart.

The team has not won a significant trophy since winning the League Cup in 2008.

They will need to hire a manager with a long-term perspective and cannot expect the candidate to quickly shepherd the team to trophies.


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