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'How Mourinho Lost Spurs Dressing Room'

A former Tottenham Hotspur star has blamed Jose Mourinho's assistant for losing the dressing room during his time in North London.

Read: 'Mourinho Is The Best Manager In The World'

Mourinho only spent 17 months with the North London outfit before he was sacked just days ahead of the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City last season.

Former Spurs defender Serge Aurier claims Mourinho's right-hand man Joao Sacramento did not get along with the players.

“Football is different compared to 10 years ago," Aurier told the Daily Telegraph.

“[Mourinho] is still a great coach, but there are things that have evolved. Sometimes players need more love and attention.

“I’m not speaking for Jose, I’m speaking for his assistant. Joao is a tough guy and he didn’t have a good relationship with the dressing room, that’s why everything deteriorated. There was a lack of good communication.

“It was one of [Sacramento’s] first experiences in a first team and he lacked calm with the players. He needed to be more concerned about the person behind the player.

“Sometimes when you don’t play a lot of sh*t goes through your head, and you need someone to calm you down and help you, to give you good vibes, not to send you negative messages. And I think it all started there.”

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