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Rio Ferdinand says he’s surprised at the timing of Jose Mourinho’s sacking. The Portuguese specialist has been axed from the club ahead of the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.
The 58-year-old replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019. He doesn’t get a chance to help Tottenham win their first trophy since 2008.
Ferdinand on his Vibe with Five podcast said he expected Mourinho to be sacked in the summer and feels there will be a ‘fallout’ from the club’s decision
He said: “Well I am (surprised) because the Carabao Cup final is at the weekend, the timing of it. If you had to tell me to bet everything I’ve got that he gets sacked in the summer, I say yes he does, if they finish outside the top four especially.
“But the timing of it now doesn’t make sense. There’s going to be more fallout from this as it’s not normal for a manager to be sacked at this point a week before a cup final.
“Has he disagreed with the European Super League and Tottenham being a part of it? I don’t know. There could be so many different reasons as to why but Mourinho never does things conventionally. He’s normally the leader in things, he tries to be first at a lot of things. This is a mad move at a mad time. I just need to wait and hear more.”