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At least one pundit is backing Jose Mourinho
By Bruce Grove -

Glenn Hoddle says it will be ridiculous for Tottenham to sack Jose Mourinho even though the Portuguese manager is enduring the worst spell of a Spurs’ manager since Juande Ramos.

The club made him the replacement for Mauricio Pochettino at the end of 2019 because they wanted to start winning trophies.

After leading them to a European place finish last season, they expected him to bring a trophy home in this campaign and top four football.

But their current form isn’t that of a team that can even secure a top-six position and there have been calls for Spurs to sack him.

They have lost five of their last six league games, a run of form that has seen them move further away from the top four.

Despite their poor run of form, they are in the Carabao Cup final and they also look to have secured a round-of-16 spot in the Europa League.

Hoddle says it makes no sense to sack someone that has a cup final to play, especially because that is the reason they made him the club’s manager in the first place.

‘No I don’t, not at the moment,’ Hoddle responded when asked whether the Spurs boss should be sacked on his podcast for the Evening Standard

‘He has been brought in to bring silverware, he is in a cup final. How can you sack somebody who has got a cup final in April? It is ridiculous. That is the reason why he has been brought in.’

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Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago

Plump up yourself glen. Proper YID. thick&thin we move. COYS

he's got no left foot
he's got no left foot
1 month ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

“Hoddle found God………….what a pass” (c) jaspar carrot
love to hear glenn’s thoughts on levy

Raymond
Raymond
1 month ago

Jose must NOT play Davidson and Dier as central defenders anymore because all team can play against them
They are well known as weakest central defenders in premier league so it is best way to sell one of them

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
1 month ago

A big ask but if we could sign just two more players with the desire and ability of Hojbjerg (one in central defence, one in central mid) and retain the services of Kane (Son a bonus) then I could see things being totally different next season.

Individual lazy errors and a lack of togetherness/leadership is ruining any positives right now, but take out two under performers and put in two over performers in the Hojbjerg mould and we’d be in business.

Jjcool
Jjcool
1 month ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

Think you’re right. Prob 3 good-world class players away from challenging. Two CMs and a box to box midfielder. I still think Mourinho’s past it and the tactics are largely to blame. However, those tactics will work if youve got a solid as a rock defence ie. best in league but its a big ask.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago
Reply to  Jjcool

Was sir Alex past it in his 50s?

Jjcool
Jjcool
1 month ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Sir Alex was the exception not the rule and mourinho cant hold a candle to his success and methods.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago
Reply to  Jjcool

In one country?

Jjcool
Jjcool
1 month ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Premier league without doubt the hardest and most competitive league to manage in. See Juande Ramos.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago
Reply to  Jjcool

I’d rather have Jose’s CV than Alex’s. How has Ramos got into this? Wrong page

Jjcool
Jjcool
1 month ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Id rather have sir alex’s and thats where we’ll have to disagree

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago
Reply to  Jjcool

Ok. Stay on shore.

Jjcool
Jjcool
1 month ago
Reply to  Jjcool

Sorry 2 CBs

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
1 month ago

If you look at city & man u’s defences during the early part of the season, you find that they were a bit all over the shop despite their players being of quality; it can happen to anyone. What happened next in both cases is that their respective managers eventually organised them better, a bit like our manager organised ours better earlier in the season. I don’t accept that an entire set of defenders can simultaneously lose or gain talent overnight, or vice versa. It’s primarily in the coaching and man management. It’s without doubt the reason why spam & toffs are looking good suddenly; the players haven’t all had a recent Messi brain upload, it’s the coaching & man-management mainly; it usually is.

The reason it fell apart under the last manager is because when you consistently malnourish a squad and it gets stretched to breaking point during a run to the final of the CL which no one had any right to expect them to achieve but which they subsequently lose, the sense of deflation is about as catastrophically thorough as a come down gets, and picking it up the following season without huge investment is impossible. But we all know what the affect of a new face can do as we’ve seen it a number of times. Jose’s had 15 months with us, and a number of new players have come in since the terrible end of the 2019/20 season; 4 of them – Ndombele, Reguilón, Lo Celso and Højbjerg – are generally accepted to be of better quality than we previously had in their respective positions, and I’d argue that Tanganga, Rodon and Burg Wine aren’t too shabby either. I simply don’t accept that we have a far worse set of players at our disposal than several other clubs who are on an upward trajectory having brought it new managers of their own.

Maureen appears to be playing to type in blaming the players. He says he’s doing all he can do. I wonder if he’s coaching them and setting them up as he would one of the top level sides he previously coached, and is hoping that they all just turn into a squad of very expensive players? I wonder if maybe he doesn’t have the experience or chops to get a tune out of a ‘natural’ top 6 side. Maybe he came with some assumptions which aren’t playing out for him; and perhaps we shouldn’t underestimate the fact that this kind job is an entirely new thing for him.

I know it’s sometimes hard to see past the glitzy CV, but look very closely at our squad player for player and consider this; currently Juande Ramos’s win rate is superior to Jose’s.

Not a shred of blame lies at the manager’s feet?

Hmmm….. I don’t think so Jose. Get it together son.

he's got no left foot
he's got no left foot
1 month ago

” It’s primarily in the coaching and man management. It’s without doubt the reason why spam & toffs are looking good suddenly; the players haven’t all had a recent Messi brain upload, it’s the coaching & man-management mainly; it usually is.”
This.
Paid a lot of money to coach and manage. Not just Jose, fed up with all these cheque book managers acting like football consultants.

Garbonza
Garbonza
1 month ago

All will be forgiven if he can turn it around to win against Man City in two months AND the Europa Cup — a big IF. But I would have mixed feelings if we get relegated at the same moment.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago
Reply to  Garbonza

The double is on mate….. The only way we’ll be relegated is if we have to start selling players to keep up with debt repayments…. Theres a whole page on wiki about this. Its titled ‘Doing a Leeds’.

Last edited 1 month ago by Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Jjcool
Jjcool
1 month ago
Reply to  Garbonza

Agree, will prove he can win dirty but still on current evidence hes been awful.