Harry Kane opens up over relationship with ‘honest’ Mourinho

Date published: Monday 30th March 2020 7:49

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Harry Kane says he has ‘a good relationship’ with Jose Mourinho during the manager’s first few months at Tottenham.

Mourinho took over from Mauricio Pochettino in December and though Spurs have clawed their way back up to eight in the Premier League, the Portuguese boss has ruffled a few feathers during his brief reign so far.

But while warning Spurs that he won’t stay at the club just for the sake of it, Kane has pinpointed Mourinho’s honesty as one of the reasons he gets on well with the new boss.

Asked about working with Mourinho in an Instagram Live chat with Jamie Redknapp, Kane responded: “It’s been good. What you see is what you get. He’s an honest guy.

“If he likes you, he’ll tell you; if he doesn’t like you, he’ll tell you.

“From my point of view I’ve built a good relationship with him.

“It’s great to work under a manager like Jose. Growing up watching Premier Leagues he was a big part of that.

“So it’s another opportunity for me to work with one of the best managers in the world. So I’m excited to see how that relationship unfolds, and I know he’s excited to put his stamp on the team.

“From a players’ point of view we know we’ve got a top, top manager, so it’s up to us to go out and perform.”

Kane has not played since rupturing a hamstring tendon on January 1, but confirmed he should be ready for action as and when the Premier League returns.

England’s top-flight is currently suspended until April 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

He added: “Things are going great, I was doing my rehab well at Spurs up until last week, so I’ll just continue that at home.

“Whenever we go back I should be ready to integrate with the group. But I’ll just see how I feel; there’s no rush, no panic and I’m in a good place.”


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