Jose Mourinho insists Tottenham are losing a ‘very good coach’ in sacking Nuno Espirito Santo.
Tottenham sacked the Portuguese boss earlier this week following their 3-0 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday with performances well below par this season.
Spurs have acted quickly to replace him though with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte taking over with the club sat eighth in the Premier League table.
Mourinho has seemed to suggest Spurs may have gone to soon with sacking Santo as he was given just 17 games at the helm.
‘I think Conte is a good coach, but Nuno is a very good coach,’ said the Roma boss.
‘He did a fantastic job at Wolverhampton for 4-5 years, not one year or a few months.
‘That’s why I say Tottenham have a very good coach now, but they also had that with Nuno.
‘We are here to do our best to win trophies, big trophy or small trophy.
‘We try to win every game, we try to do the best every game and to build the best in this season and the next seasons.
‘Sometimes you have to be patient to achieve results, you have to be ready to suffer, to sacrifice yourself for the group. This is our mentality and we have to improve in this way.
‘When I spoke about patience, to improve you need time. To achieve something we need to go day-by-day, work hard. What we can do is this.