Jose Mourinho criticises Tottenham Hotspur for sacking Nuno Espirito Santo and appointing Antonio Conte
Speaking to Sky Italy (h/t Daily Star), Jose Mourinho has condemned his former club Tottenham Hotspur for sacking Nuno Espirito Santo for Antonio Conte. Mourinho is currently managing AS Roma after he was sacked as the Tottenham coach back in April.
Nuno followed the current Roma manager as the permanent Spurs coach after his appointment in the summer. However, the former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager was in the role only for four months.
Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici decided to part ways with Santo by choosing Conte as their new man. But, the ex-Real Madrid manager believes that the decision was hasty and more time should have been given to the 47-year-old.
“I think Conte is a good coach, but Nuno is a very good coach. He did a fantastic job at Wolves for four, five years, not one year or a few months. Tottenham have a very good coach now, but they had that with Nuno.”
The Seria A boss has backed his fellow Portuguese by taking a slight dig at the Italian. While he believes the former Inter Milan coach is a quality appointment, he has also mentioned that his compatriot could have been great if he was allowed time.
The Giallorossi are in the UEFA Europa Conference League alongside the North London club, and if the football gods ask for it, we could see a battle between the two to add more feistiness to the already troubled relations.
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The Chosen One’s comments could rub the new man in England should he decide to mind them. While Mou has a point, he also has to understand that his countryman was not the first choice for the role and Conte’s trophy cabinet also speaks for itself.
Time will tell if these quotes regarding Spurs from Mourinho will develop into something big or it was just an offer of support to Santo.