Thomas Tuchel Expresses Shock On Jose Mourinho Sack

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed how ‘surprised’ he was by Tottenham’s decision to sack Jose Mourinho and says he ‘didn’t see it coming'.

Spurs have endured a difficult season – crashing out of the Europa League last month – but face Manchester City in the EFL Cup final on Sunday.

‘’More or less I’m always a bit surprised when it happens [a managerial sacking],’’ Tuchel said when asked about Mourinho’s departure.

‘’We’re all competitors and we all try to beat each other but in the end we wish every manager has a good atmosphere and is in a good state and place to work.

‘‘It never feels good as another manager when someone is sacked but it’s not my job to comment on that. It is what it is.

‘’Everybody fights hard for results and when a big decision comes like this, it was a surprise. I honestly didn’t see it coming.”

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Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham manager in November 2019, signing a four-year contract with the club.  

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