Tottenham Hotspur forward, Son Heung-min, has expressed sad regret over the exit of Jose Mourinho.
The South Korean forward started brightly under Mourinho late last season and the beginning of this term, before things went rather dry for all involved.
Mourinho was thus relieved of his duties last month after the club’ collapse in the respective runs for the FA Cup, Europa League and top four finish.
"It is always sad if someone loses their job,” Son said via Goal.
"I also don't want to talk about it too much, I was working with him for 18 months. It's been up and down. It's been good, sometimes we've been not so good. For me and for my memory, he will still be one of the best managers in the world.
The 28-year-old concluded to mark Mourinho as one of the best managers in the global game, despite failing in North London.
"It's just so sad that he went without the success, it was really sad because he's the guy that wins everything.
"This is the only team that he didn't have success with so I feel really, really sorry about this kind of thing.
"But he will still be in my memories as he is one of the best managers in the world,” Son concluded.
Meanwhile, Spurs’ next manager is yet to be identified. Up next for the Lillywhites is a trip to Marcelo Biesla's Leeds United on Saturday lunchtime.