Daily Mail journalist Sami Mokbel has recently written an article about Mourinho’s future at Tottenham. While the piece states that Julian Nagelsmann and Brendan Rodgers are seen as candidates in case of Mourinho’s exit, it also states that the Portuguese’s position could come under threat if the Lilywhites fail to finish inside the top four this season.
Will Mourinho hang on till the end of the season?
This news was posted on Twitter by The Spurs Express soon after their midweek exit in the Europa League and many Tottenham fans made their views clear about Mourinho’s future.
What did Spurs fans make of this news about Mourinho?
“Why wait? We ain’t goin nowhere. Probably needed to be perfect with a win at Arsenal. Can’t see us jumping 4 teams. And we have zero momentum now. What a mess. End of this season will be awful regardless.“
“I don’t know how much reliable this source is. But if it is true then it’s certain that he’ll be sacked by the end of the season.“
“That’s him off then! We will spend our transfer budget sacking him.”
There is now more scrutiny about his role at the club following their Europa League knockout at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb and another season without Champions League football will put quite a strain on Spurs’ finances.
“So by the end of the season he’s gone.”
A lot of these Spurs fans want Mourinho to be sacked and they’d be happy if he does depart the club soon.
Spurs are currently eighth in the Premier League and six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, while they also have a game in hand on the Blues. While that might suggest that they still have a chance of making it to the top four, they are as low as tenth for expected goals in the Premier League. They are ninth for expected goals against (as per Understat).
That isn’t a promising sign for the club at all and considering that they spent £99.45 million in the summer, it is easy to understand why Mourinho might be axed if Spurs don’t get Champions League football.