Journalist Charlie Eccleshare has recently discussed Jose Mourinho’s situation at Tottenham Hotspur.
Eccleshare was a guest on the latest episode of the Totally Football Show podcast and the panel talked about multiple issues involving the Premier League weekend. They also discussed Spurs following their loss to Manchester City. Eccleshare, though, was asked about Mourinho’s future at Tottenham and whether reaching the League Cup final is keeping him in the job.
Is the League Cup final keeping Mourinho in the job?
Spurs have now won only just twice in their last six Premier League outings and those wins came against Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion, who are relegation-threatened sides. They’ve now lost to Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City and find themselves at ninth in the table (as per Transfermarkt).
Eccleshare made it clear that Daniel Levy is still a big fan of Mourinho and suggested he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
The journalist said: “I don’t think he’s particularly close yet to the point of being sacked. I mean, Daniel Levy is a really big fan of his. I mean, people I’ve spoken to about this say he’s kind of in awe of Mourinho. And I think anyone who watched the Amazon Prime documentary saw that kind of Brent-Finchy dynamic. So I don’t think he’s going anywhere anytime soon.”
TIF Thoughts on Mourinho’s future…
While Spurs are ninth in the league, Mourinho’s men are only four points behind fourth-placed Liverpool which suggests that the gap between them and the Champions League spots isn’t huge right now, making it a rather salvageable situation.
They are still very much in the Europa League and are in the League Cup final. There might still be a chance of winning a trophy and finishing inside the top four.
So while things may not be bright for Mourinho right now, it can still change and because of that, it would be fairer to judge him at the end of the season.