Exclusive: What Kane told Levy about Mourinho before Spurs axed Pochettino

Harry Kane held talks with the Tottenham hierarchy about Jose Mourinho before Mauricio Pochettino was axed on Tuesday night, Football Insider has learned.

The Spurs talisman was sounded out for his verdict on the Portugese by chairman Daniel Levy shortly before the plug was pulled on Pochettino’s reign.

A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Kane gave the green light to the club appointing Mourinho ahead of a remarkable series of events at the club.

The England captain was told that the Spurs hierarchy had already taken the decision to sack Pochettino in the wake of the team’s wretched start to the campaign.

Kane was one of a few senior players sought for his opinion on Mourinho and asked if he had any issues with the combustible ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss taking over.

The prolific striker, 26, made it clear that he did not and is happy to play under a manager for whom he has great respect and admiration.

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Kane is integral to the new manager’s plans, just as he was under Pochettino.

He is one of few Tottenham players, along with perhaps Son Heung-Min and Moussa Sissoko, whose standards have not slipped during a horror run that leaves the side 14th in the table and struggling to reach the Champions League knockout stages.

With club captain Hugo Lloris out with a long-term elbow injury, Kane is set to lead the Spurs team out in Mourinho’s first match in charge against West Ham on Saturday.

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