- Mauricio Pochettino was recently sacked at Premier League side Tottenham
- A number of players took it upon themselves to visit the sacked gaffer in his home
- Harry Kane spent up to two hours speaking with Pochettino after his dismissal
- Spurs secured their first win under new manager Mourinho in an entertaining 3-2 win over Westham
Tottenham Hotspur’s leading goalscorer Harry Kane has spoken for the first time on former manager Pochettino’s sacking as he revealed the club gagged him from revealing intricate details of the developments last week.
Pochettino was dismissed from his job on Tuesday, November 19, with the club lying in a lowly 14th in the Premier League.
He was replaced with former Manchester United and Chelsea boss Joe Mourinho hours later, and Kane has now revealed that a number of players actually made the effort to visit him at his home.
Kane was quoted by The Sun saying Pochettino’s sacking came as a shock to everyone and it was particularly hard for him since the Argentine played an integral part in his development in the last five and a half years.
“It was a shock for everyone, so I wanted to go and see him and we had a chat for a couple of hours and it was nice to do that before the new manager came in,” the England striker said.
Defensive midfielder Eric Dier also paid Pochettino a visit and revealed that players had to find out about his departure through the club almost like everyone else.
“We found out that night through the club and obviously it was quite emotional,” he said.
Because the 47-year old did not get the chance to bid his players goodbye, he was forced to write an emotional note on the team’s tactics board as he left the Tottenham Stadium.
Kane scored the third goal in Spurs’ 3-2 win over Westham in Jose Mourinho’s first game in charge at the London club.
The 26-year old is however aware of the fact that despite Pochettino’s emotional sacking, the players have to pick themselves up and work for the new manager.
Spurs face Olympiacos in the Champions League on Tuesday, November 26, before welcoming Bournemouth at home in the Premier League four days later.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Tottenham forward Dele Alli praised Argentine football manager Mauricio Pochettino less than 24 hours after he was sacked by the Premier League side.
Spurs chiefs took to social media on Tuesday night, November 19, to announce the departure of Mauricio Pochettino after almost six years at the club.
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