Alan Brazil reckons Tottenham are preparing for a takeover after the appointment of Jose Mourinho (Image: GETTY/TALKSPORT)
Tottenham chiefs are “gearing up” to sell the club following the appointment of Jose Mourinho as the club’s new manager, reckons former Spurs striker Alan Brazil.
Mourinho was appointed the new Tottenham boss on Wednesday, less than 12 hours after previous manager Mauricio Pochettino was sacked.
Brazil has criticised Spurs for “taking their eyes off what’s important” at the club in recent months and says they have focused too much on the commercial side rather than the football side.
He does not think Pochettino was offered enough support from the club’s owners but he says the appointment of Mourinho could lead to a takeover from big financial backers.Jose Mourinho has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal as Tottenham manager (Image: GETTY)
I think, and it’s only my guess, that Spurs are gearing up to sell to a big American or Arab backer
Alan Brazil on Tottenham
“Is it down to the manager? Listen, he got to the Champions League final 19 games ago, right,” Brazil said on talkSPORT.
“I think, and it’s only my guess, that Spurs are gearing up to sell to a big American or Arab backer, I do. Yes I do [think that].
“Since the new stadium, American football going in there, NFL, they’ve taken their eyes off what’s important to the Tottenham fans, who pay a fortune by the way to go and watch their club, [which] is contracts, players, strengthening the squad.
“I’m not saying it’s got nothing to do with [Pochettino] but he’s not been helped. Sorry, he’s not been helped.”
Former Scotland international Ally McCoist agreed with Brazil and said the players should take some of the blame.
“Do you know something? I 100 per cent agree with you Alan, 100 per cent,” McCoist said.
“But there’s an element of me at this moment in time that reckons, and I don’t know the facts, that he might not be too disappointed with what’s happened.
“By the way, clearly we know where the buck stops and that’s with the manager and head coach, Pochettino.
“But surely the players have got to take some responsibility here because the results have been, at best, really, really poor.”