Tottenham sacking Jose Mourinho could be good news for five Spurs players

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Tottenham sacked Jose Mourinho on Monday morning and the news could be good for a number of Spurs’ first-team players. Mourinho lasted 17 months at the north London club before being relieved of his duties with the team five points off the Premier League top four. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy thanked Mourinho in a statement released on the club’s official website.

Levy’s statement read: “Jose and his coaching staff have been with us through some of our most challenging times as a Club. Jose is a true professional who showed enormous resilience during the pandemic.

“On a personal level I have enjoyed working with him and regret that things have not worked out as we both had envisaged.

“He will always be welcome here and we should like to thank him and his coaching staff for their contribution.”

Following Mourinho’s dismissal, Express Sport picks five players who could benefit from having a new manager in charge.

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Dele Alli

Alli has made just 10 Premier League appearances this season, starting just once since the opening day of the campaign.

For whatever reason, the England international has almost fallen off the radar under Mourinho.

Alli will be hoping to be given a chance under a new boss to reignite his career at both club and national level.

Steven Bergwijn

Holland international Bergwijn was a regular in the first half of the season.

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However, he has not started in the Premier League since February 4, making just one substitute appearance since in the top flight.

Bergwijn has failed to score at club level this season, so will be hoping for a change of fortune now Mourinho has gone.

Harry Winks

Spurs academy graduate Winks has been a peripheral figure this season.

The 25-year-old has played just 10 times in the Premier League, starting three times in 2021.

Like Alli, Winks will be hoping he can earn back an England spot if he can play regularly again at club level.

Matt Doherty

Doherty has struggled to nail down a regular sport since his arrival from Wolves last summer.

The Republic of Ireland international was used to playing as a wing-back at Wolves but was rarely seen in that role under Mourinho.

A new manager, who plays with a back-three formation, could suit Doherty better.

Ryan Sessegnon

Sessegnon joined Tottenham as a prestigious talent from Fulham in the summer of 2019.

However, Mourinho sent the left-sided player out on loan to Hoffenheim this season, making it clear he was not part of his immediate plans.

A new manager could potentially see a role for the 20-year-old next term.

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