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Mourinho Could Be Sacked After Palace Game According To The Telegraph
By Harry Hotspur -

Matt Law for The Telegraph says José Mourinho has just 12 days to save his Tottenham career – with Julian Nagelsmann prepared to walk out on RB Leipzig mid-season to take over at struggling Spurs.

If this were all to be true, then it would be a particularly un-Levy course of action, for the following reasons.

1. Compensation for removing Mourinho from office would be horrific, somewhere approaching £40million.

2. Compensation demanded Red Bull Leipzig would also be a crippling number.

3. It would be a ballsy move by Nagelsmann to volunteer to participate in what is clearly a dysfunctional project.

4. This 12-day period makes no sense, beyond Wolfsberger, Burnley, Fulham, and Palace being matches one would presume we’d be successful in.

In conclusion, as many of us have discovered in recent weeks, this fits the anti-Mourinho narrative perfectly. When it comes to being entertained, I operate on a somewhat deeper level than the white noise end of the fan spectrum – so I’d be delighted to see this rumour come to be.

I can’t think of anything more entertaining than seeing Levy having failed to have backed Pochettino, wasted Mourinho’s time, and then blow millions trying to reset the club yet again – but this time – with over a billion pounds worth of debt, a squad that’s aged horribly since Pochettino first started.

Oh, and the threat, just a threat of up to 10,000 fans being allowed back into the Shopping Center, which won’t be able to function properly anyway because of social distancing protocols.

Now that would be entertaining.

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Gutty block 31
Gutty block 31
7 days ago

It doesn’t matter how good on paper or statistics Doherty is not better than we already had we going round in circles shouldn’t we be aiming higher than a wolves fullback didn’t see loads of other clubs queuing up for his services please explain gedson signing with your premier league experience and knowledge .he has been here long enough to have got rid of sissoko but chose to give him new contract likewise Davies I don’t take pleasure in moaning about all this even if you might think that I do .I have read the other posts my question still is .Doherty better than the players I have named francis jeffers was good on paper

Gutty block 31
Gutty block 31
7 days ago

Maybe you should offer your experience in the premier league to Tottenham Hotspur you could not be any worse

BrenLong
BrenLong
7 days ago

Unless there is serious unrest in the dressing room, I can’t imagine Levy writing cheques for an outgoing severance package & incoming compensation cover whilst we are still active in two cup competitions and a possible top 6 race.

Gutty block 31
Gutty block 31
7 days ago

Exactly arm round stop blaming everybody else

Gutty block 31
Gutty block 31
7 days ago

Does my spelling make any difference to the job mourinho is doing

BrenLong
BrenLong
7 days ago
Reply to  Gutty block 31

Only Jose can answer that

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
7 days ago
Reply to  Gutty block 31

Was that a hopeful question?

BrenLong
BrenLong
7 days ago

Hope is all we have left 🙂

Gutty block 31
Gutty block 31
7 days ago

Was gedson Fernandez brought in for his performances for benefica and joe hart for his fine performances for West Ham and Burnley not forgetting his I’ll fated move to Italy is he better than gazzanigga the amount of times winks plays anyway why not give skipp a chance and I didn’t say in the premier league as i said in cup competitions as with sessengon sessengon in europa qualifying as English unlike Davies could not find a place in squad for gedson due to homegrown players rule leaves us with hart as back up keeper on paper vlad chicres Romanian captain was good soldado top Spanish goal scorer and I said Spainish Don’t always work out maybe we could meet up and discuss my lack of football knowledge in LTS or the Billy Nick

coys1882
coys1882
7 days ago
Reply to  Gutty block 31

I don’t know about your lack of football knowledge, but your lack of punctuation is certainly worthy of discussion!

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
7 days ago
Reply to  coys1882

Ha Ha Ha …………

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
7 days ago
Reply to  Gutty block 31

Some fantastic old spurs photos on the walls in the B nick. We’ll be back in that old boozer soon🌚

East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago

Utterly directionless post the stadium build, as many predicted. Levy’s done, got his 2m bonus. “Football? Eh? What’s that?!”

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
7 days ago

April 1st is 6 weeks away. Love him or loathe him Jose is here until the end of the season.

I’m still trying to process what it is that some fans think Nagelsman would bring to the table that would make him any more successful than the previous 14 managers appointed by levy. 🤷🏻‍♂️

LEVY & ENIC are the problem not the managers not even some of the dross that wears our shirt.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
7 days ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

A cheap thrill. That’s what Nagelsman would bring.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
7 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

just another throw of the dice, to rescue us again from failure and see if we can pin the tail on the donkey, as with every manager under ENIC. We’ve had 2 impressive ones from the lucky dip 12.

What’s the usual characterization of the number 13? I forget.

Gutty block 31
Gutty block 31
7 days ago

Mourinho bought Doherty worse player than Walker peters he sold worse than foyth he loaned out and worse than aurier got rid of gazzinigger for hart got gedson Fernandez loans skipp keeps winks don’t tell me levy forced rodon on him he is an experienced manager he already said Sanchez was crap when he managed Man Utd loans sessengon gives Davies another contract could have played sessengon in europa and carabao cup and fa cup played died centre back because he says that he prefers it he should play where he is told winks and Sanchez although not great were not this bad under pochettino the man is toxic has players fighting each other aurier lloris even worse fighting their own fan mourinho and Enic out and for anybody who says only plastic fans want mourinho and enic I have spilt blood for this club not to many fans went out to shakier donjesk away I don’t need to go on but far from plastic armchair just love my club

Nike
Nike
7 days ago
Reply to  Gutty block 31

Maybe Mourinho foresaw the problems and thought Skipp, Sess and Foyth better off out on loan to build their confidence before coming back into the side and leading Spurs to glory next season.
Skipp is doing great.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
7 days ago
Reply to  Nike

Sessy doing great too:~}

Gutty block 31
Gutty block 31
7 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Predictive text is driving me mad it’s certainly not my forte, neither is punctuation even though I went to an approved school.

Selsey Bill
Selsey Bill
7 days ago
Reply to  Gutty block 31

snap
Redhill Philanthropic
happy days

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
7 days ago
Reply to  Gutty block 31

Ah ! The ol I go to games you don’t, so I know more than you mantra ☝️

Doherty was brought in based on his performances for Wolves. Which had you bothered to look at puts him head and shoulders above KWP.

Winks has far more experience than Skipp. Why would you put a Rookie in place of experience when you still have more experience to replace said experience with.

Not sure how you how you correlate players fighting one another as a problem created by the manager.

And finally, our football was just as bad under Poch and for a lot longer than it’s been currently.

You may not be a ‘plastic’ fan but you sure don’t know much about the game of football that I can glean from your post.

Gutty block 31
Gutty block 31
7 days ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

So Doherty was bought on statistics turned out well didn’t it you are telling me that he is better than Walker Peters or aurier actually seeing as you like statistics football wasn’t as bad under pochetino and I didn’t say that my opinion means any more than yours just because I go to matches, home and away. Who’s fault is it then for the players fighting each other and jumping into the crowd fighting there own fans? He’s the manager surely he should be in control it seems all he’s causing is division , you seem to think I am giving these opinions because I go to the matches, do you not go? Are you happy with mourinho and the job he’s doing.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
7 days ago
Reply to  Gutty block 31

I though Maureen’s response to Dier jumping into the stands was one of his better moments.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
7 days ago
Reply to  Gutty block 31

I’m not buying into the conspiracy that Jose has lost the dressing room or caused division amongst the players.

Our performances, whilst not great are riddled with individual player errors. The manager can take responsibility for a lot of things but not that.

The defenders, and a couple of our midfield players are simply not good enough for any kind of system and certainly not good enough to get a top 4 finish.

Id say this, as someone who’s worked in PL football for some considerable time. There’s nothing more frustrating than working with players who cannot do the basics and who switch off from their respective role on the pitch.

Gutty block 31
Gutty block 31
7 days ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

So why get players in that are no better than we already have ie Doherty gedson you can’t say levy made him take them .can you honestly say that Doherty is better than aurier hart better than gazzaniggar surely you don’t believe that hart is on par with vorm .I am not blaming mourinho for everything but when he took over he said that he would be managing a great squad I know it’s not easy to get rid of the dead wood he already stated he didn’t rate Sanchez and aurier . I don’t want to change managers every other year. But I didn’t hear to much dissatisfaction with poch from fan base

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
7 days ago
Reply to  Gutty block 31

As someone has already pointed out to you. Doherty was magnificent at Wolves and most Spurs fans were salivating at him coming to us.

Hart came to us as 3rd choice. I suspect Gazza wanted out as he was getting little game time and it showed in his last few performances.

In answer to your later question. Sanchez, Dier, Aurier and Davies should all be found new clubs. Sissoko & Einks should also be on that bus.

Gutty block 31
Gutty block 31
7 days ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Doherty is like kerslake dier is the new nethercott on his performances do think Doherty is better than aurier simple question he gave new contracts to Davies and sissoko he forced out gazzanigga and I will ask again do you think hart is a better keeper I hear he was brought in for the winning mentality clearly not working oh but he has won the premier league title so has ray parlour .if you now include winks in the players to go than why loan skipp plenty of cup competitions on he could have played in at the time not now

Gutty block 31
Gutty block 31
7 days ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Who are the defenders that are not good enough.and the couple of midfielders I wonder if they are the same players I think

BrenLong
BrenLong
7 days ago
Reply to  Gutty block 31

Doherty was arguably amongst the best right backs in the league for two seasons before coming to Spurs, and most of us were frothing at the mouth when his move to Spurs started to get wheels. He has shown some of that form, but not nearly enough. His decline in form somewhat coincides with the slump of the overall team, so it’s likely to be a knock on effect from tactics or squad malaise. We know he has the ability, and he’s a shirt, so perhaps supporting him in his first full season might go a long way. People spent long enough trying to encourage the likes of Soldado, and are doing the same for Dele, so why not get behind Doherty too?

Similarly, Rodon has shown some fantastic form, albeit in a lower league, but had bags of potential and came with a lot of admiration from the Championship. I suspect Jose’s faith in Dier has impeded Rodon’s emergence, but he is definitely one to watch.

Skipp going out on loan to a lower league is something he really needed for his own development, and it seems to be paying off in bucket loads. He looks like a really exciting prospect whenever he returns.

The likes of Hojbjerg and Regi have been absolutely superb, and we need a few more of those.

I honestly believe we’re looking at the long term result of going 3 relatively recent windows without a signing. The squad is looking tired, and is full of long term squad players who’ve been too happy to act as utility players, collect the wage and give us a rare memorable moment rather than fighting to make a position their own with consistently good play. There’s just no appetite to offload those players, and they are specifically the root of the “painful rebuild” that has been needed in recent years.

coys1882
coys1882
7 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

I agree HH, spot on!

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
7 days ago
Reply to  BrenLong

Good post Mr Long, although I can’t agree with much of the last paragraph. I don’t think the squad is recent matches has looked tired at all, maybe Son is the exception. And happy to act as utility? A bit unfair methinks, most of the average boys seem hard workers to me, just not the required level at times, like Sissy, Davies, Dier, Moura & Lamela. When you’re not world class and you’re very low on confidence, an arm around your shoulder would seem a better bet than being blamed in public. I think that’s part of why the last manager got so much from his squad. Maybe Jose’s public approach isn’t what a squad of this type responds best to. Though I obviously can’t see what goes on behind the scenes, what I can see looks petulant and divisive.

BrenLong
BrenLong
7 days ago

The last manager only got so much from them for so long. The final few months of his tenure highlighted the necessity to move much of them on.

Gutty block 31
Gutty block 31
7 days ago
Reply to  BrenLong

People seem to be missing the point in what I am trying to say skipp could have played in all cup competitions allowing hoilberg a rest sessengon more similar to reguilon than Davies . Likewise Doherty has been terrible mourinho happy to keep giving him chances but didn’t have time for jaun foyth much more potential than Doherty it’s the managers job to improve players sometimes you can see that potential in players all my mates wanted ndomble out i knew that he was a great player mourinho doesn’t improve players if he had his way ndomble and dele would be gone only baldylocks levy would not let him and please don’t tell me mourinho got ndomble fit that’s the coaching staff’s job

Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
7 days ago

Not sure why loads of people are wetting themselves about Nanglesmann, he has won diddly squat. I’d sooner hire Scott Parker.

Spurs need to stick with Jose.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
7 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

That wonderful defensive coach of ours. The way we defend I’d say he’s taught them to defend using only the one leg seeing that all he had

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
7 days ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

He’s got them training in swimming pools & sand pits.

Harry_Kure
Harry_Kure
7 days ago

Still in the Euro League, and soon a cup final to win. Levy to pay tens of millions in compensation, first to Mou and his personell then to Money Bags Leipzig for Nagelsmann? Cool story. Guess the sports press is gonna compete in stories like this the next couple of months. Cant wait for the ten Hag/Allegri/Gallardo/Rodgers links. Why not throw Rafa Benitez into the mix as well

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
7 days ago
Reply to  Harry_Kure

You missed out Tony Pulis.

Regina
Regina
7 days ago

The problem is Levy, SPURS has been one of the lowest investment in players these last 5 years, https://www.transferleague.co.uk/premier-league-last-five-seasons/transfer-league-tables/premier-league-table-last-five-seasons no manager will make us great with the amount of money at his disposable.

coys1882
coys1882
7 days ago
Reply to  Regina

The problem is Lewis, not Levy. Levy only has a 29% stake in ENIC, which renders him a ventriloquist’s dummy, relative to the actual puppet master, Lewis, who has a 71% stake. Lewis has a net worth 4 to 5 times that of Levy.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
7 days ago
Reply to  coys1882

They say the players ain’t good enough yet they blame José. They say the Joe ain’t good enough yet they blame levy. It’s all very confusing. Not for me. I just support my club.

Sandro
Sandro
7 days ago

I have been willing to allow Levy time for his strategy to unfold (we need the stadium to compete financially with the big boys) however, Covid struck less than a year into that and I cannot help but wonder what impact that will have on player recruitment for the foreseeable future. As explained by ‘Cali’, Levy might see getting rid of Jose as the cheapest option – and we all know Daniel loves the cheapest option!

nathan
nathan
7 days ago

Who is this clown, calls himself the boy Hotspur but spends all time posting negative anti spurs posts, Gooner in disguise?

Harry_Kure
Harry_Kure
7 days ago
Reply to  nathan

To parafrase a scene from The Big Lebowski: “If you don’t like this f*kin blog get your own f*kin blog”. I often find myself disagreeing with HH and others here, but that just gives me a reason to stop by. Other perspectives and all, ya know

Matt
Matt
7 days ago
Reply to  nathan

Never heard H Slag off Spurs, Levy yes,but not the club.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
7 days ago
Reply to  Matt

Some people read with just their eyeballs. There’s no wiring.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
7 days ago
Reply to  nathan

That was a really sad attempt at abuse Nat. Goon in disguise? How original you are. Can you please up the ante or go and write on the toilet walls of your local junior school.

MATHI JRN
MATHI JRN
7 days ago

Levy has been the stumbling block for Spurs to grow. Remove him & we can be champions.

coys1882
coys1882
7 days ago
Reply to  MATHI JRN

No, the president-elect of Patagonia, aka ‘Bahama Joe’, is the problem. Levy is merely the front man for ENIC, the protege of Lewis, there to do his master’s bidding. Without Lewis selling ENIC, nothing will change.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
7 days ago
Reply to  coys1882

Very pleased to see that a fellow poster has mentioned that Joe Lewis is the President elect of Patagonia. If anybody is interested in this, Google Joe Lewis in Patagonia and read the well documented and informative article written by Mint Press. Once you have done this, you will realise that the travails at Spurs are of little concern to him. By the way, for those of you who think that George Soros made the most out of the sterling ERM crisis, you would be wrong, it was our “cuddly” owner Joe Lewis.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
7 days ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Lewis is a high end hustler. It’s how high end hustlers roll. It’s not pretty up there. Dark end work.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
7 days ago

Yes and when Jose goes, Dier, Sanchez, Davies, Doherty, Lamela, Lucas, Sissoko and Winks will overnight turn into the world class players that they secretly are.

MATHI JRN
MATHI JRN
7 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

All substandard players who never improved under Pochettino or Mourniho. We need someone who can transform into fast paced football style with 100% fitness quality.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
7 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

😜😁😊

he's got no left foot
he's got no left foot
7 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Perhaps our joe and sleepy joe too

LIMERICK AL
LIMERICK AL
7 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

They are World Class. World Class Garden Gnomes .

StuSpur
StuSpur
7 days ago

Even if true, how can we even get excited about Nagelsmann? Another manager who will come in and have his hands tied behind his back. We’ll be destined to be doing this all over again in X number of seasons.

PlayitagainSamways
PlayitagainSamways
7 days ago

We cant let the press control the narrative

Simeone 9 years at Atletico. This is how football clubs should run

Spurs need a Jose at this club for as long as possible, it should have been Poch but Jose needs to be trusted to do it

But everything always goes back to the failure Levy and enic, they are a plug hole on this club

MATHI JRN
MATHI JRN
7 days ago

Absolutely its Levy failure but blames managers not his shrude money making skills.

Cali
Cali
7 days ago

I don’t know about wether the other manager will come or not but I can believe the part that says Levy will sack Mourinho cause he wins in two ways by sacking Jose 1st he will blame Jose all the failings that happened since Poch left the club when we know It is not Mourinho’s fault so Levy will safe himself from fans rage in that sense 2nd he may pay Mourinho £40 mill compensation which will cost less in Levy’s mind if Jose stays he will ask more investment in the next window the summer and that will be more than £40 mill and if Levy gets say 2 new players around £70 mill still Jose may end up being sacked and that will cost Levy £70mill +£40 mill = £110 mill so by sacking Jose now is cheaper business wise in Levy’s world.

MATHI JRN
MATHI JRN
7 days ago
Reply to  Cali

Good analysis so we should get Levy out of Spurs!

Niven Frey
Niven Frey
7 days ago
Reply to  MATHI JRN

Whatever ones views on Levy and Spurs there is one simple unavoidable FACT – one League Cup in 20 years. Abject failure!

Cali
Cali
7 days ago
Reply to  MATHI JRN

Can we? I never suggested solutions I just made analysis from another angle my 2 cents cheers.

LIMERICK AL
LIMERICK AL
7 days ago
Reply to  Cali

This sounds Devious .

LIMERICK AL
LIMERICK AL
7 days ago
Reply to  LIMERICK AL

I’ll Get Me Coat .

Cali
Cali
7 days ago
Reply to  LIMERICK AL

😂😂😂Limerick Al how come is all capital letters? may be it is Devious as well lol

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
7 days ago

What a job eh? Sports journo….just write any old twaddle ya like, fantasy or lie, and get paid anyway….with absolutely no accountability 🤑

Nike
Nike
7 days ago

Fact it is from Telegraph suggests there may be more to it. They’re not known for fabricating football rumours.
There do seem to be a number of stories creeping out that are anti Jose.
To Levy, keeping Kane and Son onboard has got to be more important than Jose. Maybe their agents have suggested they’re fed up. Neither are currently in tip top form under Jose.

Dan
Dan
7 days ago

The English press are amazing, the Telegraph say Nagelsmann would leave RB Leipzig mid season yet other publications say he won’t leave until the seasons end.

It’s almost as if somebody is making stuff up?

Nike
Nike
7 days ago

Can’t see Nagelsmann leaving Leipzig mid season when they are just two points off top spot. Maybe Ledley will be caretaker until end of season.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
7 days ago

Yes H. This is utter bollox. Mourinho is going nowhere. I believe he is due to lift the League cup on april 25th. More press boulder dash. Winning or losing though box office Jose sells…..

hentus
hentus
7 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

never underestimate the english penchant for cheering the fall of the once-successful

chrism090861
chrism090861
7 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

This is just the thing. Nobody wanted Arteta sacked when they were getting beaten every week, and I can see where J Redknapp is coming from with fat Frank, after all it is his cousin !! But even after losing just one game they start on Jose !!