Simon Jordan believes Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy ‘sacrificed’ the Carabao Cup final for economic reasons.
Spurs sacked manager Jose Mourinho last week, just six days before they were due to take on Manchester City at Wembley.
Tottenham went on to lose the Carabao Cup final with Man City 1-0 after sacking Mourinho[/caption]
The timing of the move came under scrutiny as Mourinho had been brought in to end the club’s 13-year trophy drought.
Last week, Jordan offered his theory that the Portuguese manager was axed as it would have been harder to get rid of him if they did go on to win the cup.
Ryan Mason was installed as interim head coach and Spurs went on to lose 1-0.
Former Crystal Palace owner Jordan believes the decisions taken over the course of the last week, and even further beyond that, all boil down to money.
“You have to distill Daniel Levy down into his finest format. What is Daniel? He’s an accountant. He’s not an entrepreneur, he’s an accountant,” Jordan told talkSPORT.
“He 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.
“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, than Ryan Mason and Chris Powell.”
Spurs were outplayed in Sunday’s final with the 1-0 scoreline not entirely a fair reflection on the game.
Harry Kane didn’t manage a single shot on target with Pep Guardiola’s side rarely in any trouble.
“I don’t think it tells us anything we don’t already know,” Jordan added. “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 for 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.”