Buckle up, Tottenham fans. Things are about to get wild.
Jose Mourinho’s appointment as Mauricio Pochettino’s successor, announced on Wednesday morning, means the circus is heading to north London.
The Portuguese coach provides drama wherever he goes and that’s unlikely to be any different at Tottenham.
Because, let’s face it, that’s all he knows.
GIVEMESPORT have predicted nine things that will happen during Mourinho’s reign and Football Manager has also provided a glimpse into the future.
YouTuber WorkTheSpace has simulated the 56-year-old’s spell at Spurs and the shared the results.
And they’re fascinating.
Mourinho lasts four seasons before he’s sacked and the highest Spurs finish in the Premier League is third.
Here’s his spell in its entirety.
Transfers (in January)
Paris Maghoma (Aston Villa) - £105,000 (rising to £230,000)
- Premier League finish: 6th
- Points: 62
- Top scorer (all competitions): Harry Kane - 22 goals
- Trophies: EFL Cup
March begins with Spurs winning the EFL Cup, defeating Liverpool in the final as Mourinho lands his first piece of silverware.
But they then lose five straight matches, crashing out of the FA Cup and Champions League in the process.
Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad) - £35.5m
Wilmar Barrios (Zenit) - £30.5m
Luiz Felipe (Lazio) - £25m
Filippo Sgarbi (Perugia) - £4.5m
Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) - Loan
Toby Alderweireld (Guangzhou Evergrande) - Free
Christian Eriksen (Napoli) - Free
Lucas Moura (Dalian Yifang) - £34.5m (rising to £42.5m)
Serge Aurier (Atalanta) - £8.75m (rising to £10.75m)
Erik Lamela (Crystal Palace) - Loan
- Premier League finish: 3rd
- Points: 78
- Top scorer (all competitions): Harry Kane and Dele Alli - 18 goals
- Trophies: None
Adnan Januzaj records 10 assists and seven goals in his first season as Mourinho’s Spurs finish third in the league.
It’s a different story in the cups, though. Tottenham are beaten by Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final, exit the Europa League in the second knockout round at the hands of Torino and lose to Millwall in the EFL Cup fourth round.
Nelson Semedo (FC Barcelona) - £48.5m
Andre Onana (Ajax) - £27m
Bruno Guimaraes (Athletico Paranaense) - £20.5m
Frederic Thomas (Lyon) - £1.8M (rising to £7.75m)
Moussa Sissoko (Shakhtar Donetsk) - £21m (rising to £26m)
Erik Lamela (River Plate) - £6.5m
Juan Foyth (River Plate) - £5.5m
Victor Wanyama (Galatasaray) - Free
Ryan Sessegnon (Huddersfield) - Loan
- Premier League finish: 4th
- Points: 81
- Top scorer (all competitions): Harry Kane - 20 goals
- Trophies: None
Tottenham’s European campaign is a disaster.
They lose to Bayer Leverkusen, Napoli and FC Copenhagen in the Champions League group stage and are demoted to the Europa League.
Then reach the quarter-finals of the competition but are embarrassed 5-1 on aggregate by AC Milan.
Spurs also suffer a north London derby defeat to Arsenal in the third round of the EFL Cup.
One positive is Harry Kane landing the Premier League Golden Boot award after netting 18 league goals.
Erick Gutierrez (PSV Eindhoven) - £40m
Nathan Ake (Bournemouth) - £38.5m
Derlis Gonzalez (Dynamo Kiev) - £16.75m
Juan Fernando Quintero (River Plate) - £6.25m
Harry Winks (Watford) - £18.5m
Paulo Gazzaniga (Chelsea) - £12.5m
Ben Davies (Cardiff) - £9.75m (rising to £12.25m)
Filippe Sgarbi (OGC Nice) - £8m
Danny Rose (Bournemouth) - £1.7m (rising to £2m)
Jan Vertonghen (Al-Ain) - Free
- Premier League finish: 7th
- Points: 61
- Top scorer (all competitions): Harry Kane - 21 goals
- Trophies: None
Mourinho is sacked after a 3-0 defeat to - who else - Manchester United, on March 1st, 2023.
He lasts three years and 215 days in charge of Tottenham before his dismissal.
Spurs endure a run of four wins in 12 matches that culminates in the decision to sack the Portuguese coach.
He’s replaced by Lionel Scaloni, with chairman Daniel Levy going back to an Argentine.
In total, Mourinho spends £296 million on new players.
And all that he has to show for it is one EFL Cup.News Now - Sport News