Kevin Campbell is baffled by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy’s decision to sack Jose Mourinho.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker claimed his dismissal makes “absolutely no sense” less than a week before the League Cup final, even if it was for monetary reasons.
Spurs were well beaten by Manchester City on Sunday despite the scoreline only finishing 1-0 at Wembley.
Ryan Mason has been placed in temporary charge of the first team until the end of the season and is tasked with trying to help the Lilywhites qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Ex-Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan told talkSPORT that Levy ‘sacrificed’ the League Cup final to avoid paying Mourinho a win bonus in the eventuality Spurs won the trophy and he wanted to sack ‘The Special One’ anyway.
Campbell insisted Spurs “do not deserve” to win a trophy if what Jordan stated is correct.
“I thought Spurs were just brilliant in the League Cup final,” he joked to Football Insider.
“It makes no sense sacking the manager the week of the cup final. I’m stunned they did that.
“Mourinho was brought in to win trophies and days before you are in the final you sack him.
“If they sacked him because they did not want to pay him off after he wins the cup final… I mean come on. If that is the penny pinching Spurs are doing they do not deserve to win anything.
“It is not Ryan Mason’s fault but you cannot tell me he was better placed to win Spurs the trophy than Mourinho.”