Matt Doherty: Spurs players partly responsible for Jose Mourinho departure

Tottenham Hotspur defender Matt Doherty feels that the players were equally responbiel for a below-par season, but it was manager Jose Mourinho alone who lost his job.

“The manager is always the one to lose his job, but as players, we were the ones on the pitch and we weren’t able to get the results for him, which was a shame because he’s one of the best managers ever,” the former Wolves man said in a recent interview.

Doherty feels that Mourinho’s sacking was premature considering he merely spent a season and a half at the club.

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“He was only there for 18 months. If it was three or four years, it could be a different conversation, but we just weren’t getting the results for him,” he added.

Nonetheless, the right-back was elated to have played under the Special One before contracting the coronavirus forced him to miss end of the season.

In April, the English club ended the Portuguese manager’s tenure at the club after Spurs went trophyless in 2021. The side finished seventh place in the Premier League table and were handed an early see off in the Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb.