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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel comments on Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham sacking

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel comments on Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham sacking

Thomas Tuchel has admitted during a press conference on Monday ahead of Chelsea’s clash against Brighton that he was surprised at Tottenham Hotspur’s decision to sack Jose Mourinho – with the Carabao Cup final just six days away.

Mourinho leaves Tottenham having failed to beat Everton on Friday night, leaving them in seventh place and five points off the top four of the Premier League. Liverpool, Chelsea and Everton all have games in hand over Tottenham in the race for fourth.

Having managed 86 games in total at Spurs, Mourinho clocked up 44 wins but just six days before Sunday’s Carabao Cup final – Mourinho has been given the sack. Ryan Mason has been confirmed as taking training on Monday afternoon.

Given the lack of time before a cup final, Tuchel admitted he was not expecting to see Mourinho sacked and expressed his sadness to see the Portuguese veteran lose his job – stating that it is always sad to see a fellow manager lose his job.

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“More or less I am a little bit surprised when it happens because we are all competitiors and we all try to beat eachother, but we hope that every manager is in a good atmosphere. Whenever it happens, it never feels good as a manager.”
 
Tuchel continued, as per Chelsea’s official YouTube channel: “It is not my job to comment on that, but everyone fights hard for results – but it was a surprise today, I didn’t see it coming. But I wasn’t focusing on that situation.”

TBR’s view – Where do Tottenham go next?

Well, if Daniel Levy is to bring in a new manager for the next two games this week – then they need to make an appointment as soon as possible, today even. They need to give the Spurs players as much chance as possible to prepare for the next two games.

The Premier League clash against Southampton is a massive one, failing to win and their chances of a top-four finish is basically over. Then, on Sunday, Spurs face Man City and it is a huge chance to end their hunt of silverware. A decision must be made.

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