Jose Mourinho: Tottenham sacking by Daniel Levy a 'unique' experience

Jose Mourinho labels Tottenham sacking by chairman Daniel Levy a ‘unique’ experience from a ‘unique person’ – as his Roma side prepares to face Premier League Leicester in the Europa Conference League semi-final

  • Jose Mourinho opened up on his sacking by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy 
  • The Portuguese was surprisingly axed just six days before the Carabao Cup Final
  • Mourinho labelled Levy a ‘unique person’ ahead of Roma’s clash with Leicester 
  • Tammy Abraham also discussed links to the Premier League after a fine season 

Jose Mourinho has described his sacking by Tottenham as a ‘unique’ experience in his career as he takes on an English team for the first time since his departure.

The Portuguese was dismissed by Spurs on April 19, 2021, meaning he was not in charge for the Carabao Cup Final against Manchester City six days later – in which caretaker-boss Ryan Mason led the team to defeat.

As he prepared his Roma team to face Leicester at King Power Stadium, Mourinho largely ducked questions about his past in the English game.

Jose Mourinho (pictured) has opened up on his sacking by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy ahead of his Roma side’s Europa Conference League semi-final against Leicester on Thursday

Spurs chief Levy surprisingly axed the Portuguese just six days before the Carabao Cup Final

However, it is clear the timing of his dismissal by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy left its mark.

‘In my long career with so many things that happened to me for good for bad, that one is quite unique, but I also think Mr Levy is quite a unique person,’ said Mourinho.

Roma’s major signing during Mourinho’s reign was Tammy Abraham, who moved to the Italian capital for £34million from Chelsea last summer.

Roma striker Tammy Abraham (left) also discussed Premier League links after a fine season

The England forward has been a huge success, scoring 24 goals in all competitions, prompting suggestions that he could soon return to the Premier League.

‘I was born and raised in England,’ he said. ‘Of course there are many rumours here and there that there are clubs interested but I’m clearly doing something right at Roma if people are interested.

‘I have to stay focused, keep doing my thing and I’m happy playing my football. For now, my main focus is beating Leicester.’

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