Jose Mourinho seemed to criticise Chelsea and Manchester United’s youth structures during his first interview as the new Tottenham boss.
The Portuguese coach was named the new Spurs manager on Wednesday morning after Mauricio Pochettino had been sacked only hours earlier.
On paper, Mourinho‘s appointment at Spurs appears a mismatch as they are traditionally a club that plays an attacking style of football and promotes young players.
It seems unthinkable for him to have taken the job without some sort of assurances from chairman Daniel Levy that there will be money to spend – starting in the January transfer window – and he has also vowed to use players from the academy.
“Looking to the young players, there is not one manager in the world that doesn’t like to play young players,” Mourinho said. “There is not one.
“The problem is sometimes you get into clubs where the work that is below you is not good enough to produce these players.
“I look to our history and you see that the academy is always giving players to the first team and I look forward to working with that profile.”