Mourinho’s strategy at Tottenham has been painfully straightforward; to identify the positional shortcomings in the squad, as well as address the issue of a mentality that had crept into Tottenham – that it was okay to lose. There are many great scenes in the US Office, but a pertinent one here is where Michael stands up in front of his staff and shouts, ‘I declare bankruptcy!’ Shortly afterwards, Oscar takes him to one side and confides to him that that isn’t quite how the process works.
At Spurs, talking about philosophies and committing to pushing onwards amounts to nothing. actions speak louder than words. Beating Manchester United and Manchester City in the same season with a goal difference of 9 is proof of a committent to change.
A source close to the club believes that José Mourinho has significant interest in Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud. Whilst Carlos Vinicius is still acclimatising to life in North London, there are doubts about the Benfica boy’s long term future at Spurs – who is currently with us on a season long loan.
Giroud would be a no-nonsense appointment who would suit the new and improved Tottenham, plus the Frenchman is bound to be concerned about playing time in the build up to the Euros.
I take a view that this would be another great signing, despite all the baggage.