‘Grumpy Jose Mourinho regrets taking the Tottenham job’

Date published: Sunday 9th February 2020 1:02

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Paul Merson reckons former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is already regretting taking the Tottenham job.

The Portuguese manager has led Spurs to ten wins out of his first 19 matches in charge in all competitions, while they have closed the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea to just four points.

Tottenham are unbeaten in their last six matches, but unconvincing performances in recent wins over Manchester City and Southampton have seen pundits question the club’s progress under Mourinho.

“I said when he went there it would give them a lift and there would be a charm offensive – and he was all smiles for a while,” Merson wrote in the Daily Star.

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“But everyone knew it wouldn’t last, didn’t they? He’s gone back to being Grumpy Mourinho again. And I don’t see how he’s improved them at all. Not one bit.

“He looks like he’s thinking: ‘What have I done coming here?’ You don’t see him high-fiving ball boys now do you?”

Merson added: “Mourinho is only there to get them into the top four. I can’t see Daniel Levy wanting to win the FA Cup but not get back into the Champions League.

“But it’s not really working, is it? Chelsea are in the driving seat to finish fourth and I can’t see Spurs catching them right now.

“They are a very lucky football team at the moment because they’ve been ripped to shreds in their last two matches but still managed to win.”


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