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“A shame”: Tottenham defender claims players were partly responsible for Mourinho sacking

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Matt Doherty claims Tottenham players were partly responsible for Jose Mourinho exit

According to Sky Sports, Matt Doherty has claimed that Tottenham players were partly responsible for the exit of Jose Mourinho. The defender felt that he and his teammates should shoulder some of the blame for Spurs’ form that led to Mourinho’s sacking.

Tottenham relieved Jose Mourinho of his managerial duties following the 2-2 draw against Everton back in April. The result had left Tottenham in seventh place, staring at the possibility of missing out on a top-four finish. Amid this, sections of fans started to question the Portuguese’s tactics at the club.

Mourinho under pressure after Dinamo Zagreb defeat

Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham

Ryan Mason saw out the final games of the season as Spurs could not rise much more than 7th place. With the season now over and the players now in their camps for their national sides, Spurs have a lot of work to do starting with the appointment of a new manager.

Amidst all that, Matt Doherty spoke a bit about Mourinho’s sacking. He believed that the players should be shouldering some of the blame for those performances that resulted in the sack.

“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. 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.”

Matt Doherty pictured in Tottenham Hotspur training

Matt Doherty pictured in Tottenham Hotspur training (Getty Images)

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Doherty added that he liked Mourinho as a manager. The full-back was one of the regulars under him. However, he was also at the receiving end of getting dropped from the side occasionally. Nonetheless, the ex-Wolves star holds nothing against the Portuguese as such things happen.

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