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Potential new Tottenham managers will demand answers about Jose Mourinho’s sacking before taking the job. 

That’s according to former Celtic and West Ham striker Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Spurs’ manager hunt.

Mourinho, 58, was sacked in April, just six days before Tottenham’s Carabao Cup final clash against Manchester City.


The club are understood to have offered Brendan Rodgers ‘the world’ in a bid to prize him away from Leicester this summer.

Last month (April 20), Football Insider also revealed Roberto Martinez is on the club’s shortlist to replace Mourinho. 

McAvennie claims the first question any new manager will have, is why Mourinho really was sacked as he insists the truth is yet to come out.

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“New managers will be worried about what happened with Mourinho,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“It was a sacking out of nowhere. They gave their reasons but they haven’t really explained it for me.

“To sack him a week before the cup final, managers will be wary of that.

“They’ll say, ‘hold on a minute, that was a cup final and you sacked him’. That’s a big concern.

“It’s a strange one and no one has asked the question, there was something more to it, there has to be.

“That will be any manager’s first question. Why did you sack him before a cup final?”

Tottenham lost the Carabao Cup final as Aymeric Laporte’s late header proved to be the difference.

Ryan Mason remains in charge of the first team on an interim basis.

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