Tottenham talisman Harry Kane has revealed he heard the information about Jose Mourinho’s sacking simply ‘5 to 10 minutes’ earlier than it was made public on Monday.
Mourinho paid the value for a disappointing second half of the season the place Spurs fell away from the Premier League top-four race and suffered a humiliating Europa League exit to Dinamo Zagreb.
The 58-year-old would possibly effectively have misplaced his job earlier had it not been for Kane, whose kind this season has been a shining mild, with 47 objective contributions in 43 video games.
“I used to be shocked, I’ll be completely sincere,” Kane, who’s a doubt for this Sunday’s Carabao Cup ultimate informed Sky Sports activities. “I got here in that morning and possibly came upon 5 to 10 minutes earlier than it was introduced.
“Numerous the main focus was on the Carabao Cup ultimate and getting ready for that however, look, it’s soccer.
“I’ve been right here now the place a few managers have been sacked and, as a participant now, I don’t suppose you ever count on the boss to be sacked but it surely’s a part of the sport, it’s a must to take care of it.
“I had an amazing relationship with Jose, I want him all the most effective for no matter his subsequent job is, however he is aware of as we all know soccer could be cut-throat and we simply need to look ahead.
“We’ve got a giant ultimate to organize for now and we’re trying ahead to that.”
Spurs, amid a storm of criticism for his or her involvement within the failed European Tremendous League plan, have appointed 29-year-old Ryan Mason on an interim foundation till the top of the season.
Mason, a detailed good friend of Harry Kane, acquired off to a successful begin on Wednesday with a 2-1 Premier League victory over Southampton, and the striker is impressed along with his former Spurs team-mate.
“Ryan’s been nice. It’s clearly been unusual for him, a little bit of a curler coaster coming in late discover and taking up the job,” Kane added.
“I assumed he’s achieved extremely effectively; how he’s dealt with the entire scenario, how he’s dealt with the boys and clearly getting his first win towards Southampton was an enormous second.
“It’s given everybody a buzz going into the cup ultimate. Me and Ryan are good mates, we’ve identified one another a very long time, on and off the sphere we’re actually shut.
“I’m buzzing for him to have this chance and to have the expertise to handle among the finest golf equipment on the planet. Hopefully we will attempt to win on Sunday and expertise a very particular second collectively.”