Tottenham ended things with Mauricio Pochettino in search of a trophy – but three months in, they have nothing to show for that since the appointment of Jose Mourinho.
Pochettino and Tottenham Hotspur had a very stable relationship in terms of their aim and end goal. After a few years of dominance – and all that hard work the Argentine had done, that has now gone out the window since the so-called ‘Special One’ took over in the dugout.
Spurs major rivals have all seen a change in the managerial department in recent times with Arsenal finally divorcing from Arsene Wenger to Manchester United trying to rekindle an old flame with Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer.
Chelsea have finally matured after countless intriguing appointments but only for a short-term effect, they now are settling down with a reasonable approach with club legend Frank Lampard.
In terms of where Spurs are now, it is March and their season is pretty much over. Not in contention for the league title and out of two major competitions in over a week.Inexperienced in the Champions League compared to Mourinho’s history in the competition, RB Leipzig has recently shown how modern football is played with a 4-0 aggregate scoreline over two legs.
The type of football and scoreline that the Tottenham fans were hoping when Mourinho first arrived in North London.
Although injuries intervened in Spurs’ season with key members Harry Kane and Son out for the season, the question is, even if they were fit and firing, would Spurs still be in this situation if Pochettino was still in charge?
A recent poll shows that 70% believe Mourinho isn’t the right man for the job at Tottenham Hotspur with 30% agreeing that his appointment was the right one – most likely rival fans exclaiming their enjoyment of Spurs’ downfall.
This poll had 81k votes which shows that fans have a lot to say on Mourinho and the job he is doing.
But, Mourinho has been a manager who sticks to his word in terms of what he says and he has reiterated a trophy will be won during his tenure at the club.
With a new stadium, the possibility of money being spent to buy players who suit his system remains unclear. The Portuguese man has always asked the club owners to throw money at the squad to make it better and at times it hasn’t been successful.
Agreed it is early days in his spell at the club and yes his two best players are sidelined alongside January signing Steven Bergwijn who has been exceptional since he joined.
Whoever took this job would have known it was a long-build rather than a quick fix.
Perhaps they did hire the right man to turn their fortunes around, but Jose Mourinho is not the man you settle for if you’re thinking of a long-term project.
At this moment in the season Spurs have hit a stumbling block where they should be planning for next season where if the poll was to be revisited this time in 2020/21 season, it could be a different outcome.
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