Tottenham chief Daniel Levy slammed over Carabao Cup misery – ‘Only motivated by money’

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Simon Jordan has slammed Daniel Levy for sacrificing the Carabao Cup final to sack Jose Mourinho, saying the Tottenham chairman is ‘only motivated by money’.

Spurs were beaten 1-0 by Manchester City in Sunday’s final following a turbulent week.

The north Londoners were one of six English clubs to sign up to the now collapsed plans for a European Super League.

They then sacked boss Jose Mourinho last Monday, a mere six days before the cup final.

Former midfielder Ryan Mason, 29, has been placed in interim charge but was unable to prevent a defeat to City in just his second game in charge.

Aymeric Laporte scored the only goal at Wembley eight minutes before full-time.

And former Crystal Palace chairman Jordan insists that Tottenham would have had a better chance of winning with Mourinho in charge. 

However, he believes Levy had already decided to sack the Portuguese coach and that the decision was based purely on financial reasons, insisting it would have been harder to sack Mourinho if they won the competition.

“He (Levy) works for Joe Lewis, who I think would sell Tottenham if he got the right money for it with a device in hand that the club is losing money,” Parish told TalkSport.

“The one thing Daniel is motivated by is the club achieving money. When we had a challenge last year about the club furloughing people, what was that about? Money.

“Why did the club go into the European Super League? Money.

“When are they at their happiest? When they are making £130million. Why did they build a new stadium? Money. 

“Why did they get the NFL involved? Money.

“Why would you take Mourinho out on the eve of a final that you brought him in to achieve? I think it’s because they didn’t want him anymore.

“They’d made their decision that it had gone that way and all they were doing was treading water.

“A League Cup final was sacrificed. I don’t think they would have beaten Man City with Mourinho there, but they had more of a chance with Mourinho than they ever had, with due respect, (with) Ryan Mason and (interim assistant) Chris Powell.”

Man City were dominant in Sunday’s final. Tottenham managed just two shots and had just 37 per-cent of the possession.

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Jordan felt that it was evidence of the gap between the two clubs, and of the differing credentials of Mason and City boss Pep Guardiola.

“I don’t think (the game) tells us anything we don’t already know,” the 52-year-old continued.

“He (Guardiola) gets to finals, takes them seriously and Man City are the best team in the Premier League.

“Tottenham are a mile off. The change in management, if there was any notion Ryan Mason was going to be the cure, it goes to the birds.

“Ryan has come in to do a very difficult job. Spurs in that game would never have ceded that amount of control to Man City in the first 30 minutes.”

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