Tottenham Hotspur captain Harry Kane has thanked Jose Mourinho for his work at the club following the manager’s sacking on Monday.
The Portuguese boss was dismissed earlier in the day following a run of poor form in which Spurs won just once in their last six matches.
Kane – who netted both goals in Mourinho’s last match at the helm, a 2-2 draw at Everton – was the first player to release a statement following the departure.
Kane wrote on his Twitter account, accompanied by a photo of the pair: "Thank you for everything, Boss. A pleasure to have worked together.
"I wish you all the best for your next chapter."
The post was made just over three hours after Spurs had confirmed Mourinho’s departure, with the club languishing in seventh in the Premier League and just six days before the EFL Cup final against Manchester City.
Despite Mourinho’s tenure at Spurs yielding inconsistent results – with last month’s Europa League exit at Dinamo Zagreb a painful low – the output and performance level of Kane was excellent throughout the Portuguese’s 17 months in the role.
The England captain has netted 31 goals this campaign and 45 across Mourinho’s time in North London, despite battling various injury setbacks.
However, Kane’s excellence was not enough to mask a stagnation in performances and results for Spurs, who topped the table in early December but whose form tailed off significantly since.
JOSE MOURINHO SACKED BY SPURS
Friday night’s draw at Everton continued their underwhelming run of results against teams in the top half of the Premier League – it ended their run of nine successive defeats against teams ranked ninth or higher in the standings.
With six league matches remaining this campaign, Spurs – who have been confirmed as one of the 12 founding members of the European Super League – are five points behind fourth-placed West Ham in the race for Champions League places.
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