Graeme Souness believes Tottenham sacking Jose Mourinho was inevitable.
The talk of dressing-room unrest, however, will ultimately have led to Mourinho's axing, says Souness.
"I'm surprised, the timing is most unusual with a cup final on the horizon," said the Sky Sports pundit.
"Something has gone on to bring this all to a head, I don't think Jose would have been terribly happy with the way league form was going.
"To second guess what's happened, Jose is an experienced manager and he has become so frustrated with the players. When you've tried everything, you end up having harsh words with them and falling out with them. News of unrest in the dressing room then gets back to the decision makers at the club and then there is only one outcome, and that is for the manager to go."