Tottenham legend Jimmy Greaves hospitalised
On Tuesday night, Tottenham confirmed that the club’s record goalscorer, Jimmy Greaves, has been hospitalised.
Jimmy Greaves is 80-years-old.
The Daily Mail have confirmed that Greaves has been placed in a hospital in Chelmsford near his home in Essex.
Greaves suffered a stroke five years ago.
There’s nothing to suggest that Greaves’ latest health issues are connected to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Spurs have issued the following statement on their social media channels:
We can confirm that our record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is currently being treated in hospital. We are in touch with his family and will provide further updates in due course. Everybody at the Club sends their best wishes to Jimmy and his family.
We can confirm that our record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is currently being treated in hospital. We are in touch with his family and will provide further updates in due course.
Everybody at the Club sends their best wishes to Jimmy and his family. pic.twitter.com/tDneZxDc3m
— Tottenham Hotspur (at 🏡) (@SpursOfficial) April 7, 2020
Jose Mourinho runs a Spurs training session on Tuesday
Pictures spilled out onto social media on Tuesday revealing that some Tottenham players were training under Jose Mourinho’s watchful eye.
The scene has been summarised by the Times as follows:
The Tottenham head coach was seen standing with Tanguy Ndombele, the midfielder, and two others on Hadley Common, near Barnet in north London. Mourinho appeared to be holding a stopwatch and timing a player running.
Three other Tottenham players were also caught breaking the rules. Davinson Sánchez and Ryan Sessegnon, who live in the same apartment block, were pictured running next to each other by a roadside.
Serge Aurier was seen jogging with a friend near the common.
As an aside, the Sun reveal that an Arsenal fan took the photos of the unofficial Spurs training session.
The source of the images is a Twitter account called TheArsenal1986.
Stole my photo!
— TheArsenal (@TheArsenal1986) April 7, 2020
The Sun note that the Arsenal supporter posted the images with the following caption:
Spurs players and manager training at Hadley common (Barnet) today!! They really aren’t doing themselves any favours during this period.
— TranSPURS (@TranSPURS) April 7, 2020
Mourinho to avoid any punishment from Tottenham
While the Tottenham training session flouted the UK’s social distancing rules, the Times believe that Mourinho will not be punished by his employers:
Tottenham last night reminded everyone at the club about their responsibilities and the government guidelines but it is believed they will not fine Mourinho or the players involved.
— Helen Miller (@MsHelicat) April 7, 2020
Tottenham & Covid-19
Long before the Mourinho-Tottenham training session on Tuesday, Spurs had already had plenty of bad press during the Covid-19 crisis.
After Newcastle, Tottenham were the second Premier League club to announce that they were furloughing non-football playing employees.
Unlike Liverpool, Spurs are yet to reverse that decision.
Moreover, the Telegraph reported yesterday that Daniel Levy was considering hiring some of Tottenham’s ground staff to work for him on his private estate.
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) April 7, 2020
This article was edited by Ben Green.