According to sources, Jose Mourinho remained at Tottenham’s training ground for four hours after being fired on Monday, telling the squad some “home truths.”
Spurs were sacked after 17 months in charge, following a poor run of results that saw them exit the Europa League, FA Cup, and drop out of contention for the top four.
However, according to The Telegraph, when Mourinho was gathering his belongings after being fired on Monday, he told his players some hard truths during a four-hour meeting with the first-team.
After being sacked, Jose Mourinho held four-hour talks with the Tottenham first-team squad.
After 17 months in charge, the Portuguese was fired after failing to win a trophy with Spurs.
After being fired after two-hour talks with the board about his future, Mourinho offered to resign immediately or pack up his office, according to the paper.
Before he learned of the decision that would cost him his career, the 58-year-old was changed and ready to begin training.
After their shock Europa League exit to Dinamo Zagreb last month, where they let a two-goal first-leg lead slip, his relationship with some players is said to have hit rock bottom.
During his tenure at the club, Mourinho had clashed with a number of players, most notably left back Danny Rose, who was the subject of a series of interviews that were broadcast as part of the club’s All or Nothing documentary on Amazon Prime.
This season, he has also frozen out playmaker Dele Alli, who has played just a few minutes in the Premier League since being taken off at half-time during their opening-day loss to Everton.
Mourinho benched Danny Rose, the left back, after a series of disputes between the two.
The team, on the other hand, now have a clean slate with Ryan Mason in charge on a caretaker basis until the end of the season.
They reacted well to the new manager on Wednesday, coming back from a goal down to beat Southampton in the Premier League.
Spurs face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday at Wembley, where they have a chance to win a trophy for the first time in 13 years.