FORMER Celtic favourite has revealed details of the nightmare end to his Tottenham career – when Jose Mourinho refused to let him leave the club.

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Wanyama left Celtic for Southampton in 2013 after an impressive stint in Glasgow, before eventually leaving St Mary's for Spurs in 2016.

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He enjoyed a successful stint at the London club under the stewardship of Mauricio Pochettino, and helped the club reach the Champions League final, before the Argentine left the club.

And the 29-year-old who now plays for FC Montreal - managed by Thierry Henry - has revealed just how miserable his last days at Spurs were as he tried to leave the club in search of regular game time.

Speaking to Kenyan outlet Radull Live Show he said: “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.

“I walked to the coach (Jose 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 walked to the chairman’s (Daniel Levy) office and told him to understand my situation.

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“I had been at the club for four years and we had celebrated milestones including (making it to) the Champions League final. He granted me my wish (to leave).

“When Thierry Henry called me and asked me to join him at Montreal, I couldn’t say no.”