Mourinho’s Tottenham stint
Jose Mourinho has had a rather mixed start to life in the Tottenham dugout.
The coveted manager kicked off his Spurs stint with a 3-2 victory over London rivals West Ham.
Dele Alli looked a new player in that tie, and Tottenham as a squad appeared to be lifted by Jose Mourinho’s arrival, with the Lilywhites picking up victories in four of their first five league ties under the Portuguese tactician.
However, reality would soon set in, with Spurs’ form taking a dramatic turn for the worse. And the north Londoners are now on a six-game winless run.
In Mourinho’s defense, he has been without key players Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko since January, with Heung-min Son, arguably Tottenham’s second-biggest attacking threat behind Kane, also out of action since mid-February.
Kane on Mourinho
As well as their side failing to win any of their last six, Spurs fans were dealt another blow this past weekend, with Harry Kane refusing to rule out leaving the club.
“It all depends on what happens as a team and how we progress as a team. So it’s not a definite I’m going to stay there for ever – but it’s a not a no either.”
Harry Kane says he is prepared to leave Spurs if the team does not progress.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 29, 2020
Harry Kane made the above comments in an Instagram chat with Jamie Redknapp.
And in the same interview, the Tottenham hitman would also discuss Mourinho’s arrival at the club.
Kane stated that Mourinho’s arrival has been good, whilst also labelling the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss an honest guy.
When asked about Mourinho’s arrival, Kane stated:
“It’s been good. What you see is what you get. He’s an honest guy.
“If he likes you, he’ll tell you; if he doesn’t like you, he’ll tell you. From my point of view I’ve built a good relationship with him.
“It’s great to work under a manager like Jose. Growing up watching Premier Leagues he was a big part of that.
“So it’s another opportunity for me to work with one of the best managers in the world. So I’m excited to see how that relationship unfolds, and I know he’s excited to put his stamp on the team.
“From a players’ point of view we know we’ve got a top, top manager, so it’s up to us to go out and perform.” As quoted by the Evening Standard.