'What is the point of him?': BBC pundit says Spurs man has to go if they don't get top four

Sam Preston April 6, 2021
'What is the point of him?': BBC pundit says Spurs man has to go if they don't get top four
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BBC pundit Garth Crooks thinks Jose Mourinho should be sacked by Tottenham this summer if he fails to oversee a top four finish this season.

Spurs faltered again in the race for next season’s Champions League on Sunday, conceding a late goal to slip to a 2-2 draw at Newcastle.

Chelsea and Leicester lost on Saturday, meaning the damage wasn’t as bad as it could have been but West Ham and Liverpool won.

Tottenham’s top four hopes are in the balance, with a game against Manchester United to come this weekend.

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I couldn’t possibly have left Harry Kane out of my team. If Jose Mourinho cannot ensure a top-four finish for Tottenham then what is the point of him? He should be shown the door.

Champions League football is nothing less than a player of Kane’s class deserves. At 28 time is running out and to finish such a sparkling career having not won a morsel is no way for a world-class player to end a career.

That’s why I have always maintained that it is the club’s responsibility to provide Kane with the support he needs in order to win trophies his talent deserves.

“Tottenham have so far failed to provide Kane with a defence, or midfield for that matter, worthy of the striker.”


Crooks’ analysis also encapsulated the dilemma regarding Harry Kane’s future.

He’s a player as good as anyone in the league but he’s in a team who are right in a battle to even get into the top four.

If Mourinho did leave, perhaps Spurs could push on but Kane hasn’t really got much time to wait around and see.

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Sam Preston a senior football writer for the Boot Room and United in Focus. He is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist with five years of professional experience writing digital content. He studied with the Press Association and also has a 2:1 Law with French Law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Burnley, Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.