Tottenham ‘make contact’ with Jose Mourinho
A report from French news outlet Soccer Link has claimed that Tottenham have “made contact” with Jose Mourinho.
The Soccer Link report, which has been widely recycled in the English press, is rather thin on details.
Maurcio Pochettino is under contract at Spurs until 2023.
Moreover, Soccer Link claim that the Tottenham manager isn’t under any immediate threat of being fired.
Yet, Tottenham fans are also told the following:
We are able to tell you that the Lilywhites management are looking for a possible successor to the Argentine technician.
According to our information, Jose Mourinho has been contacted by the London club, who hold him in high esteem.
What we don’t know about the Tottenham, Mourinho story
Who from Tottenham supposedly made contact with Mourinho? Was it Daniel Levy?
Is Mourinho keen on joining Spurs?
How is it that a story about a Premier League club and Portuguese manager is emerging from an obscure French website?
For the record, the Soccer Link article wasn’t ascribed an author.
🇵🇹⚫⚪🐓 #PL |
— Soccer Link (@SoccerLink_) October 15, 2019
‘Mourinho has chosen his next club’
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas recently revealed that he tried and failed to sign Jose Mourinho at the Ligue 1 club.
Aulas, who is a highly outspoken character in French football, told the press:
We had some fairly flattering exchanges over SMS.
It was nice for everyone. He did not accept our proposal to meet because he has already chosen another club.
Why it’s unlikely Mourinho joins Tottenham
Firstly, are Spurs really about to sack Pochettino a few months after he took the team to their first Champions League final?
The Argentine has made it clear that he has no intention of leaving his post at Tottenham, despite the club’s difficult start to the season.
Secondly, are Mourinho and Spurs a realistic fit?
Mourinho, one assumes, would demand a certain level of cash backing if he took over in north London.
Daniel Levy, meanwhile, is notorious for his control on spending.
❌ “I don’t think he’ll go to Spurs.”
💰 “They haven’t got the money.”
😍 “I think Everton are the perfect fit.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 10, 2019
“The only position I could see him taking in the Premier League is at Spurs.”
“Everton is a horrible job for who gets it. You work in the same city as Klopp.”@MarkLangdon says Jose Mourinho’s next move could be to Tottenham. ⚪️
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— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 14, 2019