Mills: Levy's Tottenham manager decision looking 'even stranger now' after latest twist
Daniel Levy’s decision to sack Jose Mourinho is looking “even stranger” as Tottenham continue their prolonged search for a new manager.
That is the view of ex-Leeds United and England defender Danny Mills, speaking exclusively to Football Insider as Spurs ruled out another two candidates for the job.
It has been over 60 days since Mourinho left the club who have been in talks with multiple candidates since.
The latest twist came this week after they pulled out of negotiations with Paulo Fonseca to open talks with Gennero Gatusso.
However, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano reported yesterday (18 June) both deals are now “100 per cent off”.
“It’s a really strange one because when Mauricio Pochettino left, Mourinho was in the door within five minutes, it was lined up and all done and dusted,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley
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“In terms of managers, that’s how Daniel Levy’s done business in the past.
“Now, it’s in serious limbo. Looking back, it makes the decision to sack Jose Mourinho even stranger. If you sack him and have a plan in place, that’s fine.
“But you’ve sacked him for whatever reason and you don’t have a back up plan. You don’t know where you’re going next. It does seem a strange one.”
Mourinho was sacked by Spurs just days before their Carabao Cup final against Manchester City in April.
Ryan Mason was placed in interim charge as they lost the game and ended the season in 7th place in the Premier League.