Jose Mourinho takes aim at Daniel Levy and ‘Tottenham’s empty trophy room’… as the ex-Spurs boss admits he was left baffled by the club’s decision to sack him ‘just two days before a cup final’

Jose Mourinho has described Daniel Levy's decision to sack him as Tottenham manager just days before the cup final as 'ridiculous'.

The 60-year-old replaced Mauricio Pochettino at the north London club in 2019 and took charge of 86 games before parting ways with Spurs in 2021.

Although he was unable to win any silverware with the club during his time in charge, Mourinho did guide Spurs to the 2021 EFL Cup final, beating Chelsea, Stoke and Brentford to reach the showpiece event.

His dismissal came as a bombshell announcement, with Mourinho relieved of his duties after poor form in the Premier League. His departure also interestingly came after it was confirmed that Tottenham would be one of the clubs to defect to the European Super League.

Mourinho has now shed more light on his feelings towards Tottenham following his sacking, admitting the decision is still not right with him.

Jose Mourinho has fired shots at Daniel Levy and 'Tottenham's empty trophy room' after his 2021 sacking

Mourinho claimed Levy's decision to sack him just days before the 2021 League Cup final was 'ridiculous'

Mourinho claimed Levy's decision to sack him just days before the 2021 League Cup final was 'ridiculous'

ā€œThe most ridiculous thing was that a club with an empty trophy room fired me two days before a final,ā€ he told the club. Obi One podcast. ā€œThat was the one that… come on!

'Tottenham has never won in fifty years. I don't remember when. I'm two days before a final and I couldn't do the final. It's the one that doesn't smell good.'

Tottenham's last major trophy came in 2008, when they won the League Cup under Juande Ramos.

Mourinho, meanwhile, recorded 27 wins, 14 draws and 17 defeats in 58 league games with Tottenham before leaving the club to join Roma in the summer of 2021.

Despite this, Mourinho has previously admitted that he 'does not have a close relationship with Tottenham' as his relationship with the club has broken down since his departure.

Having won titles with Chelsea, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Inter Milan, the Portuguese manager admitted he was stunned to be let go by the club, despite his excellent record at Wembley.

He added: ā€œI had a plan, but sometimes it doesn't work. But the reality is that every time I went to Wembley with Chelsea I won. I've been there three times with Man United, I won twice.

Mourinho, meanwhile, recorded 27 wins, 14 draws and 17 defeats in 58 league games with Tottenham before leaving the club.

Mourinho, meanwhile, recorded 27 wins, 14 draws and 17 defeats in 58 league games with Tottenham before leaving the club.

Mourinho previously claimed his relationship with Spurs had deteriorated following his departure

Mourinho previously claimed his relationship with Spurs had deteriorated following his departure

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'So the record was good. It was a stadium and an atmosphere that I can dominate well, because when you go to these big games you have to feel comfortable. You can't go to these games and feel like the stadium is too big.

'I had the experience of trying to help the team but the final was against Man City so I would be an idiot now to say we would have won.

'But a few weeks before we had beaten them 2-0 in our stadium, so the feeling was positive. But it is what it is.'

Ryan Mason would succeed him at the North London team and take charge of their EFL Cup final against Man City, which Spurs would eventually lose 1-0.