‘The ship has sailed in the Premier League’: Jamie Carragher believes Jose Mourinho is unlikely to get another job in English football after being sacked as Tottenham manager
- Mourinho was relieved of his duties at Spurs on Monday in an oddly timed move
- The club have their Carabao Cup final fixture against Manchester City in six days
- Liverpool icon Carragher believes Portuguese is more suited to Italian football
- He stated Spurs would have less chance of winning the final with him gone
Jamie Carragher has declared his belief Jose Mourinho is unlikely to get another job in the Premier League after being sacked by Tottenham on Monday.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy pulled the trigger just six days before the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City, ending the Portuguese’s tenure after 17 months with the side in seventh.
And Liverpool icon Carragher suggested Mourinho’s next job could be in charge of a national team or in Italian football, more suited to his style of play.
Jose Mourinho is unlikely to get another job in English football, according to Jamie Carragher
The Portuguese was sacked as Tottenham boss on Monday, six days before the EFL Cup final
He said on Sky Sports: ‘Yes it was a surprise, I did not think he would be there next season. We didn’t say he would go at the end of the season, but we intimated there was no light at end of the tunnel.
‘Is winning the Carabao Cup enough for Spurs fans? His record is not as good now in finals, but now they have less chance of winning the final.
‘Pep (Guardiola, Manchester City manager) will think that too, unless (Spurs owner Daniel) Levy felt the atmosphere was so bad or winning the cup would mean sacking him afterwards would be harder.
And pundit Jamie Carragher suggested his style of play might be more suited to Italian football
‘The ship has sailed for him in the Premier League. Would he go to a mid-table side? No. Maybe he could manage internationally or go back to Serie A, he can maybe get away with his style more over there.
Fellow pundit Gary Neville added: ‘Daniel thought this would have been a good time to announce it, and bury it. I am sad it has not worked out.
‘Early on in the season we wanted Mourinho winning the title – it would be an incredible thing, like Tiger Woods winning the title. He’s a great character, love him or hate him, there are always stories about him.’