Jose Mourinho may not work again in the Premier League after his stint at Tottenham, a club whose ethos jarred with his mentality. It cann...
Jose Mourinho may not work again in the Premier League after his stint at Tottenham, a club whose ethos jarred with his mentality.
Spurs have betrayed their followers with their incongruous inclusion among the dirty dozen. Every other club has been champions of their nation within the last 20 years apart from Tottenham, and their losers status jarred with Mourinho's winning mentality. Of all the clubs Mourinho were to leave trophyless, it had to be typical Tottenham.
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The draw at Crystal Palace and defeat at Liverpool three days apart in December were killers. Spurs were at the Premier League summit at the time yet were too reticent in the former fixture, inviting pressure onto the error-prone goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and he cracked. They were unfortunate at Anfield, a gameplan kiboshed by errant finishing and a late winning goal.
Spurs's form fell off a cliff and Mourinho is believed to have despaired at a lack of ambition that has convinced Harry Kane and Son Heung-min to want out. A Spurs source said: "The s--t players are happy just to be at this level."
Daniel Levy, the chairman, has overseen a transformative change to the club's infrastructure, with one of the best stadiums in the world and a state-of-the-art training complex. Tottenham almost always manage to keep their marquee names. He has also held them back.
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