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Harry Kane Admits He Was Told of Jose Mourinho's Tottenham Sacking 10 Minutes Before it Happened

Harry Kane admits he was surprised by Jose Mourinho's sacking
Harry Kane admits he was surprised by Jose Mourinho's sacking / NEIL HALL/Getty Images

Harry Kane has admitted he was surprised with Jose Mourinho's Tottenham sacking and revealed that he was only told of it just 10 minutes before it happened.

Mourinho was let go as Spurs boss on Monday, with former player, Ryan Mason, taking charge of the first team, who are preparing for the upcoming Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Kane - who is in a race to be fit for the weekend's clash at Wembley - insisted that he had a "great relationship" with the Portuguese. "I was surprised, I'll be totally honest," he said. "I came in that morning and probably found out five to 10 minutes before it was announced.

"A lot of the focus was on the Carabao Cup final and preparing for that but, look, it's football. I've been here now where a couple of managers have been sacked and, as a player now, I don't think you ever expect the boss to be sacked but it's part of the game, you have to deal with it.

"I had a great relationship with Jose, I wish him all the best for whatever his next job is, but he knows as we know football can be cut-throat and we just have to look forward. We have a big final to prepare for now and we're looking forward to that."

Mason led Tottenham to a 2-1 win over Southampton in his first game in charge, becoming the youngest manager in Premier League history in the process. Kane added that he is looking forward to finally winning silverware with Spurs.

"I'm buzzing for him to have this opportunity and to have the experience to manage one of the best clubs in the world," Kane said of Mason. "Hopefully we can try and win on Sunday and experience a truly special moment together."