This recent interview with Mourinho is a worry. In fact, to me, it suggests that José has realized that Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is probably the club that will break him. Having never failed to win a trophy in any of his coaching roles, the Portuguese has now found himself at a club that some believe hired the wrong man, and perhaps as many thought the only outcome would be poisonous.
The consensus with most fans was that Mauricio Pochettino was right when he announced that Spurs needed a major rebuild. The squad had huffed and puffed but ultimately failed to achieve anything tangible.
Yet Mourinho was hired, despite showing virtually no evidence in his extensive career for rebuilding. Sure, he could spend, but as far as the 58-year-old’s strategy, it was also to enforce discipline and direction and to systematically achieve results. Did Levy hire the wrong man? Listening to Mourinho’s tape, I’d say the wrong man now realizes accepted the job.
This tape was a mistake in my view, and one see from some responses, his critics are only excited by it further.
😂 Can’t you remember the special one arriving on these shores? When he was young he had the biggest ego and was the most arrogant we had ever seen… He’s toned it down a hundred fold.. If anything then I would like to see that arrogance come back. I don’t care who he upsets with his words. He’s honest and upfront and often hilarious…. Baldy has shown sense in giving Schnapps and Botch time and the chance to bring in their own players. He has tried to sign Maureen repeatedly over the years… He will still be our manager next season no doubt. Fully expect players to go first.
I’ve always liked Maureen and his teams. I will become a Maureenista if he brings us success.
In the last year or two Botch clearly had little input on buying and selling… But not in the majority of his reign.. He bought in 27 and he offloaded 40 plus players in his first 5 years. He told us repeatedly after signing Sissoko that NO ONE came in unless it was on his watch. He assured us he had the final say on all players, and he kept saying he likes a small squad and hes ‘berry appy’…
Many big companies and even government officials have rewarded for failure, it’s the way these days, makes me sick.
Billionaire people consortium.
I’d buy it. Good earner there. 25 year debt. No problem.
Poch knew what he was getting In to. He knew there’d be hardly any money whilst the stadium was being built. He took his £8.5 mil salary then drove off in the Bentley. He was under no illusions. Money was offered to him. (Not alot) he said it wasn’t enough to better what he already had. (No links). I don’t blame levy for anything. I knew exactly what was going on from the moment he decided to build the stadium.
Who in their right mind wants to buy a club that is in debt of £1billion and owners want another £1 billion on top of that debt? I say never.
New owners Tappa?
This is now mathematically impossible.
Poch only had a little input regarding which players were bought and sold. He could only make recommendations to Levy which is why he once described himself as the coach not the manager. Levy set Alderweireld’s valuation at circa £80 mill, a clearly crocked Dembele at £30 mill and finally and laughably, Eriksen at £150 mill, based on the money Liverpool received for Coutinho. With these sales, Poch was to be given the money to rebuild which of course turned out to be a fairy story. Net result, there wasn’t a rebuild and you blame Poch for that instead of Levy. Regarding Levy’s bonus of £2 mill, this was awarded despite going 100% over budget and a year late in delivering the new stadium. I have no idea what line of work you are in, but my experience is that you receive a bonus when you have exceeded expectations not for utter failure.
With regards of being careful what you wish for, I would have thought that even you as a die hard Spurs fan would be sick of Enic and Levy.
Look there is no doubting what this man has achieved in the game, it’s in the record books for all to see, the man has huge self belief to such an extent that he can be arrogant to the extreme. I imagine these comments are to reassure himself of what he has achieved and keep his mental strength and belief in his ways.
With the Lloris interview blowing the bloody doors off what is really happening within the club, it is now open season for pundits, fans and whoever to throw their two pence opinions at blaming and putting down whoever they see to point fingers at.
I imagine there is a lot of disappointment and soul searching going on from Mourinho, players and even Levy and his buddies, as to why things have not clicked in the way they all hoped for.
The future is anyone’s guess as to what might happen, if we get fourth maybe Levy will keep the manager, but even Mourinho will look for a way out if he feels things are not working.
More predictable than the Convid plot.
Levy and Joe gone? Careful what you wish for. New owners might come in and start taking money out of the club. We don’t need new owners. We make our own money. What are new owners gonna do for tottenham?
He’s engineering his exit …. There’s not a right thinking Spurs fan anywhere in the world wouldn’t have told him this was always going to end in tears.
Poch wasn’t told he couldn’t off load any players. He also coulda used the loan market. Poch got no links. Re José, “spite paranoia self delusion? Nonsense. Levys bonus. So what. A man’s wages is his business. Poch deserved to be sacked
For the record, I have never been a Mourinhista. This interview is a train wreck of delusion. Poch told the board to be brave before we lost the CL final, but our beloved chairman and the sycophantic board ignored him in their wisdom. Levy then proceeded to lie to the fans by announcing that the cost of the new stadium would not impact our spending in the transfer market. The net result was that we went two transfer windows without buying a player. An event unheard of in the history of serious football clubs. As we all know, having gone 100% over budget and a year late in delivering the project, he proceeded to pay himself a £2 mill bonus. You couldn’t make it up. In any other business, he would have been sacked.
Levy then decided to sack Poch, having failed to back him, and then thought that by employing Mourinho on £15 mill pa, that he could somehow get a fresh tune out of an old banjo, something which is not and never has been in his DNA. I was never in favour of appointing Mourinho and never believed his Damascene conversion into a different person. Instead, he has reverted to his natural self which is a combination of spite, paranoia and self delusion. He cannot fix Spurs, and there will be the inevitable parting of the ways with the sacking of our 14th manager under Levy’s disastrous tenure. Only when Levy is sacked for his ineptitude or Spurs are sold by Enic will there be any hope.
Tottenham Hotspur deserve managers of Mourinho’s calibre, but we deserve a Chairman that wants a successful football club first and foremost. This was always my concern with hiring Mourinho, Levy wouldn’t give him the tools to improve.