Victor Wanyama reveals Tottenham hell and how Jose Mourinho refused to let him leave before Daniel Levy stepped in

VICTOR WANYAMA has revealed the nightmare decline and end of his Tottenham career under Jose Mourinho.

The former Southampton midfielder helped Mauricio Pochettino's side reach the 2019 Champions League final but struggled for game time once the Special One replaced the Argentine 15 months ago.


The Kenya captain, 29, claims Mourinho ignored his pleas to play or leave and it took chairman Daniel Levy's intervention to enable his exit.

Ex-Celtic ace Wanyama told Kenyan TV: "Life was tough under Mourinho.  I was not playing,

"I was injured for some time, and when I came back I could not get a chance to play.

"I went to see the coach [Mourinho], and told him I needed to play. 

"He said: 'You have to wait, you are just coming back from injury'.

"Clubs came in for me and asked to take me on loan with an obligation to buy after some time, but Tottenham said no.

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"I went to the chairman's office and told him to understand my situation.

"I had been at the club for four years, and we had celebrated milestones including the Champions League final.

"He granted me my wish to leave. "

Wanyama joined MLS club Montreal Impact last March, saying he could not turn down their manager and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

When Thierry Henry called me and asked me to join him at Montreal, I couldn't say no."

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