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The Mourinho out crowd will not be pleased with the latest revelation about his contract
By Bruce Grove -

When Tottenham made Jose Mourinho their manager in the 2019/2020 season, we all knew it was a huge gamble.

The Special One has won trophies at every team he has managed, but he also has a history of falling out with the board easier than most managers.

There are some Spurs fans that would love to see the back of him, but it appears that they will have to put up with him for a while longer because of how much it will cost to fire him.

After leading Spurs to the Europa League last season, his team is now struggling in this campaign.

They had been top of the Premier League table before now, but their loss to Manchester City has left them several points behind in the race for the top four.

It is normal in these circumstances for talks of firing him to start making the rounds, but Spurs aren’t thinking about that yet, according to The Athletic.

The report says the former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss has a deal until 2023 at the Tottenham Stadium.

Even more importantly, he has no break clause in his current contract which means that Tottenham will hand him a significant payout if they fire him.

He makes £15million per year in London and he would be due a huge financial package if the Lilywhites pull the trigger on him.

It may not be what the Mourinho out brigade want to hear but for the rest of us, it is comforting to know that he will not be fired recklessly.

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Tangangry
Tangangry
2 months ago

There’s a lot of football to be played yet this season. Cut out the mistakes, get NDom firing again, and watch us shoot up the table. A month is a long time in the Prem, and 2 months is a veritable eternity.

Cali
Cali
2 months ago

Good we don’t want every time Levy to use a manager as a scapegoat when he is the one to blame always so this time if he fires Mourinho let him feel the pain of firing which will cost him dearly I’m happy with that.

MagicMan
MagicMan
2 months ago
Reply to  Cali

Problem is it costs Spurs

It costs us wasted time, wasted money and puts us further back

I didn’t think Mourinho was the right option for Spurs, and if he goes it just another mess.

Pitiful

Cali
Cali
2 months ago
Reply to  MagicMan

MM I know but what can you do? Levy is the elephant in the room, Enic and him are not going away soon cause the club is in debt to the teeth and nobody in this bloody Corona and Economic crises in the world will pay 1 billion debt + another billion to buy this club Enic and Levy are clear they want 2 billion to get out of the club, so in that case Enic and Levy will be in Tottenham for the foreseeable future may be next 10 years who knows and here and now we have Enic Levy and Mourinho we have to deal with that any other talk won’t help.

MagicMan
MagicMan
2 months ago
Reply to  Cali

Yep totally agree.

It’s a great shame, we were so close to doing something and there was a real feel good factor about the club.

That seems a long time ago now and the next few years i can’t see being good

eddie
eddie
2 months ago

Levy will still see the deal with Mourinho as the cheaper option rather than investing in new players.Where he may have misjudged the situation is expecting Jose to succeed with a stale squad.
The current malais is due to a combination of Mourinho’s tactics,an unchurned squad having lost the will and repeated underinvestment.
This season is beginning to look like no silverware and no top 4 and that will hit Levy where he hates it,in his pocket.
Due to the current situations it is clear Levy and ENIC are here for some cosiderable time unfortunately.With no change in his modus operandi then we appear to be in for a prolonged period of hurt.

Last edited 2 months ago by eddie
MagicMan
MagicMan
2 months ago

I would think the no break clause only suits Mourinho.

The squad is better than most of the squads in the league. Going forwards if the Manager can’t turn in results against poor sides that either says he has lost the dressing room and the players arent playing for him or he isn’t a very good manager.

Football is results, this squad is good enough to be fighting for a European place.

The club have bought in 9 players, as widely discussed, only 2 are any good.

We have a lot of games coming up, meaning fatigue, rotation, and having to play players low on confidence.

A few wins, confidence comes back and it looks a lot better, just looking at recent performances though it’s difficult to see that they have the fight or belief (or ability to not make a mistake). That’s the Manager’s job, let’s hope he can is able to get them playing.

jose
jose
2 months ago
Reply to  MagicMan

9 players(really 6 + Hart) at around 60 mil equivalent to 1 decent player. Whilst Man City have spent 1.1 billion on quality players for Pep in the last 5 years.
What chance has Mou got then??
Many atrocious mistakes by players – and some playing poorly when given opportunities to prove their worth to the team!!
Mou needs to do a rebuild and that will take a bit of time given finances are tight.
Remember if Mou stays – so does Kane and Son!
Looking forward to Skipp and a stronger muscular Sessegnon returning to add some much needed reinforcements/strength in the squad.

MagicMan
MagicMan
2 months ago
Reply to  jose

Any manager coming to Spurs knows that you are dealing with Daniel Levy.

They know that the club operate differently than most (if you believe some on here there is masterplan and we ell be spending huge sums of money going forwards) i can’t see that as that’s not in Levys DNA.

Mourinho took the job either for two reasons, one no one else was interested in him and are you gonna turn down 15m a year or b he believed in Daniel Levy and the Tottenham project.

So when it’s said that he hasn’t had the backing, that was always known, it’s the Tottenham operating model. Work with what you have and improve it. That isn’t a job Mourinho has done before, he is used to fast cash and the here and now. Remember Salah and De Bruyne both were at Chelsea, and he moved both on.

Skipp is doing great in the championship, but it’s the championship, i think he is a good player and better than winks. Sessegnon has lots of potential, i would prefer to see him than lamela, bergwijn and Moura, but a year in Germany, beefing up and playing will be a great benefit to Spurs.

We need to buy sensibly, the players bought in were not good enough, that’s the Chairman, Hitchen and the Managers fault.

Unfortunately as the squad has regressed we gone from needing a couple of players to needing 5 or 6.

The chairman needs to stop messing about, identify good players and get them in early, pay up and do the deal.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
2 months ago
Reply to  MagicMan

Don’t underestimate Maureen. He wouldn’t have taken the job if he didn’t believe. Of course he had offers before us…. And would you really have started young and undeveloped kids like Salah and De Bruyne were, over world class players in their prime like Lampard, Makelele, Essien, Ballack?

MagicMan
MagicMan
2 months ago

Mourinho needs a certain type of set up to succeed, he isn’t going to get it at Spurs. He needs lots and lots of money, even then that doesn’t always work, look at Man U.

This is whilst the likes of West Ham occupy a champions league place, and if they win at the weekend are 9 points in front of us (we could win and its 3 and a game in hand).

There is no way West Ham have a better squad than us, there is no way Moyes is a top class manager. They are confident, playing for themselves and the manager.

We are under performing, seriously what will change in the Summer, are we going to have the money to buy top quality to improve the squad. No we are not.

So without the tools and the backing, do you really believe that Mourinhos style of management and tactics will see us be competitive? Or be tolerated by the fans?

Poch came in from Southampton it was a step up and he did an amazing job until the music stopped. He achieved champions league football and the final, whilst getting second and third without spending lots of money.

Look at Mourinhos career history, he stays maybe 3 years at the most, then the wheels fall off.

I want Spurs to succeed, i just don’t see how it can

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
2 months ago
Reply to  MagicMan

More rubbish! I believe that Botch should have won the league. And cups too if he didn’t throw them. He was always ‘berry appy’ with his small squad, he preferred a small group, and was extremely one dimensional with his tactics. Silly decisions and late unaffecting subs the man failed to win anything repeatedly.. Hardly amazing… While the foxes win the league, stoke Birmingham and Portsmouth managed to win cups… Arsenal won four or five cups…………… If Jose took over the team that Botch had I guarantee he would have won something.

MagicMan
MagicMan
2 months ago

Whys it rubbish because i didn’t opinion of yours?

Oh well, i think your opinion is rubbish nah nah nah

I can understand coming up with grown up arguments and statements, but name calling is a bit pathetic.

Ultimately the tactical genius in Mourinho who is a much better manager than Poch is not doing a good job.

Unless you think otherwise and it’s everyone else is fault, your not Jose are you?

MagicMan
MagicMan
2 months ago

Mourinho created a pack culture first time round at Chelsea, it was Chelsea against the World and he revelled.

That’s changed, at Madrid, Inter, Man U he publicly fell out with players, the was unhappiness in the dressing room and it ended in acrimony.

The manager picks the team, he is boss, but he is not the ultimate boss, the players are, they are the assets. In the past a manager could bomb a player out and the dressing room were scared, it doesn’t happen like that anymore. Players down tools, they stop running, they stop performing. Of course that’s an absolute nonsense but these players are on 100k a week, they don’t care like we think they should. It’s a job, it’s not a religion to them.

The worrying thing is that Spurs do not have a game plan, they are being outplayed by everyone (barring West Brom and Leeds, who were both very poor on the day). If they do have a game plan they are not executing it and again that us down to the manager not getting his message across.

We now have all the former players and pundits criticising style of play, tactics and results. There maybe an agenda and everyone hates Mourinho, i think that’s nonsense, they are watching the same games as we are and giving their opinion. I appreciate for the Mourinho fans that’s hard to take and it’s all dreadfully unfair, but If we deal with plan facts, the manager is not doing a good job.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
2 months ago
Reply to  MagicMan

The problem is we have loads of poor players.. Not the manager… Alot of people sniping at our manager is nonsense more like… He has Botchs team.. Loads have slated him for playing two cdms for example.. Well yes he has but the players are used to this… 18 per cent of games he’s gone with a 433 though!…….. Botch ALWAYS played with two cdms. He went 4321 for the whole time he was with us. High press or die…… Now Jose has and will switch it up accordingly. I dont think hes done a bad job. I think certain players have let him down. Davies Winks and a few more just aren’t good enough… How can you blame a manager for a group of players that are the previous managers!

MagicMan
MagicMan
2 months ago

Mourinho has been there long enough to have improved the team and got them playing in a certain format.

He has bought in 9 players, two are any good now.

The managers job is to get the best out of the players, he came in and said he had a great squad, he knew the constraints of managing Tottenham.

Performances are very poor, the team have zero identity and are being outplayed by average teams.

Maybe you should go back to playing championship manager where you can buy all the players you want and it’s easy.

Different managers suit different clubs and history doesnt mean success again in the future

Harry Hotspur
2 months ago
Reply to  MagicMan

I’ve heard enough – goodbye and good luck

MagicMan
MagicMan
2 months ago

Everytime a manger goes into a new club, they are the previous managers players. This isn’t unique.

He had a year in the sidelines watching football, he saw that Spurs were struggling. He would have been tapped up to see if he would be interested in the job. He has had time, granted not enough time, that’s a fair point.

Again, you can’t expect huge change overnight and a transition of players. What we are talking about is a top quality manager in a situation he has never been in before, a club that will not spend big money to improve the squad. That means working with what he has, coaching them, understanding them and building them and then gradually improving where you can.

There is no way that you can say that Vini, Doherty, Gedson, Bergwijn, Hart have improved the squad. They may have filled out the squad, they haven’t improved it.

Mourinho would have been in with Hitchen and Levy working out transfer targets. It’s no coincidence that two are the players from Portugal.

You can only improve the team/squad if you buy good players, he has bought two good players.

The team seem low on confidence, maybe thats media talk and it’s rubbish, or maybe you watch the games and thin geez these guys are playing poorly. How are we being dominated by Brighton and Fulham?

Absolutely the footballers walk onto the field, they are the ones that run around, they are the ones that follow instructions.

It’s the managers job to coach the players over the week, get the players ready for a game, set up tactics, pick the team, make substitutions and tactical alterations during the game and to help the team win football games.

At the moment he is not doing that very well. We can ask blame Poch, Dele Ali, no Fans, Bale, not signing Messi, Levy, we can blame everyone.

But in all that blame surely as a Tottenham fan you would gave expected the team to be doing better than it is?

Harry Hotspur
2 months ago
Reply to  MagicMan

Everytime a manger goes into a new club, they are the previous managers players. This isn’t unique.

This is getting painful.

We’ve got players on our books that got the last guy sacked. Players that have been here too long. You want a magician, not a coach.

Really can’t tell you how tired I am reading this ill-conceived toss.

Sandro
Sandro
2 months ago

This is the 17/18 squad that finished third and then we had the summer of no transfers; 15 of these (in bold) are still with us and Fotyh is out on loan.

11 of these (not Gazza, Rose, Dele or Winks) are regular starters.

WTF do we expect?

Hugo Lloris
Michel Vorm
Paulo Gazzaniga
Kieran Trippier  
Danny Rose       
Toby Alderweireld
Jan Vertonghen
Davinson Sánchez
Juan Foyth         
Serge Aurier      
Ben Davies        
Kyle Walker-Peters         
Erik Lamela       
Victor Wanyama             
Eric Dier              
Moussa Sissoko
Mousa Dembélé              
Dele Alli              
Christian Eriksen              
Lucas Moura     
Harry Winks      
Son Heung-min
Harry Kane
Fernando Llorente

Tinashe
Tinashe
2 months ago
Reply to  Sandro
This players most of them are not worth to play for a club that is dreaming of winning silverware.Kane,Son,Ndombele,Hojberg,Regullon are the only good players to actually help the squad to win silverware.Majority of these Loris,Sanchez,Dier,Toby,Davies etc no longer have what it takes