​Ferdinand confused by timing of Tottenham sacking Mourinho

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand is confused by the timing of Tottenham's sacking of Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese was given his marching orders on Monday, mere days before the club takes on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final.

The 58-year-old had taken over from Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019, but has failed to move the club up into the top four places in the Premier League.

Speaking on his Vibe with Five podcast, per the Daily Mail, Ferdinand stated: "Well I am (surprised) because the Carabao Cup final is at the weekend, the timing of it.

"If you had to tell me to bet everything I've got that he gets sacked in the summer, I say yes he does, if they finish outside the top four especially.

"But the timing of it now doesn't make sense. There's going to be more fallout from this as it's not normal for a manager to be sacked at this point a week before a cup final.

"Has he disagreed with the European Super League and Tottenham being a part of it? I don't know. There could be so many different reasons as to why but Mourinho never does things conventionally.

"He's normally the leader in things, he tries to be first at a lot of things. This is a mad move at a mad time. I just need to wait and hear more."