This comes after Bridge made an appearance on a recent appearance on The Sky Sports Football Pitch To Post Review Podcast where he discussed a variety of topics concerning Spurs.
On the subject of Mourinho’s future in charge of the club, which has been called into question in recent weeks, Bridge had this to say on the situation.
He said: “Daniel Levy brought Jose Mourinho in to finish in the top four and to win something. He’s wanted Mourinho for years, this goes back to Mourinho’s first spell at Chelsea, there’s a lot of talk and information that I remember that Chelsea even putting a clause in Mourinho’s contract that he couldn’t speak to Spurs when he left the club originally, all that way back years and years ago.
“So, he’s always wanted him at Spurs, and it would cost Spurs an awful lot of money to sack Mourinho, so whereas some fans just will never take to him, saying, ‘I’m sorry, I can’t take to him,’ but, as it stands at the moment, nothing will happen soon, but I think if come the end of the season, it isn’t a good season, they will have to sit down and look ahead into the future.”
Mourinho was appointed as Tottenham’s manager back in November 2019 as a replacement for previous head coach Mauricio Pochettino.
Since then, the 58-year-old has taken charge of 83 matches across all competitions in which they have won 45, drawn 15 and lost 23 along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Michael Bridge’s comments on Mourinho and his future at Spurs…
With recent reports claiming that Mourinho could be sacked from the club if he doesn’t end the season with Spurs in the top four of the Premier League table – which they are currently three points away from with nine league games left to play – this just goes to show how much pressure he could be under as the season progresses towards its conclusion.
If Spurs don't finish in the top four, should Spurs get rid of Mourinho?
Moving forward, if Spurs end the season outside of the top four and without a trophy, Levy will have to decide whether or not he feels Mourinho is the right man to take the club forward, despite his clear admiration for the manager.