Paul Robinson is “absolutely astounded” by the timing of Jose Mourinho’s sacking by Tottenham with the League Cup final less than a week away.

However, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former White Hart Lane number claimed the “noises coming out of the club haven’t been right” and backed Daniel Levy’s decision to dismiss the 58-year-old.

Tottenham confirmed on Monday morning that the Mourinho and his staff have been “relived of their duties” with immediate effect.

As revealed by Football Insider, Ryan Mason and Chris Powell have been placed in temporary charge.

The Mourinho news was the second Tottenham bombshell in just hours after it emerged they are among 12 clubs who have agreed to join a new European Super League.

When asked for his thoughts on the huge news coming out of north London, Robinson told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs:

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“I’m not surprised he’s been sacked but I’m absolutely astounded at the timing.

“It has been a poor season from Spurs. I have always been positive towards the team and the club this season but as performances go they have been getting further and further away.

“I would have expected Mourinho to be sacked if they did not finish in the top four and did not win the League Cup but Levy has acted now. You have to trust Levy because he has done brilliantly with Pochettino.

“Jose was brought in for a reason but he has not fulfilled his remit. I was excited when Jose came in but it just has not happened.

“He has made lots of noises about his players, dropping them and complaining about them in press conference. They noises coming out of the club just haven’t been right.

“I would not have been surprised if they sacked him on Monday if they failed to beat Manchester City but I am surprised they have chosen to do it now. You have to trust Levy though.”

In other news, Campbell claims Tottenham would be pulling off a blinder if they appoint 62-year-old hailed by Lineker as amazing to replace Mourinho.