Jamie Carragher has revealed his shock at Tottenham’s decision to sack Mauricio Pochettino and believes the club are ‘out of order’ for parting with the Argentine.
The club have since acted swiftly and announced the appointment of Jose Mourinho as his successor, the news of the former Chelsea and Manchester United manager’s arrival coming less than 12 hours after Pochettino’s departure.
Carragher admits to have been left surprised by the timing of the decision, with the former Liverpool defender believing Pochettino should have been given more time considering the job he has done since arriving at the club in 2014.
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“The timing is very strange,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“I always think it’s a tough time for a manager if they’re not doing well before an international break, it gives the club time to make a decision, a week or so to settle everything down and bring someone in.
“But to make it late shows that there’s probably been a lot of discussions going on in the 10 days since the Sheffield United game. I’m shocked that it’s a sacking and I thought it may have been when I first heard the news a mutual agreement.
“The fact he’s been sacked I find that really, really strange and also I think it’s a bit out of order really considering the job he’s done.”
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