Former Tottenham Hotspur captain Graham Roberts has told This Is Futbol that he was left disappointed by the reign of Jose Mourinho at Spurs.
They have won just one of their last six games, and have been humiliated in the Europa League, where they were inexplicably beaten 3-0 by Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia to seal their exit.
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It is a stark comedown for a club that were top of the league at one point in 2020, and Roberts believes that the club have gone backwards since the appointment of the former Chelsea manager.
Mourinho, of course, replaced the almost universally popular Mauricio Pochettino, who masterminded two genuine Premier League title challenges, and also took Spurs to the Champions League final.
Speaking exclusively to TIF, Roberts did not hold back in his assessment of the Portuguese’s reign.
He said: “It’s a disappointment. I’ve got to say, I really am disappointed in Jose Mourinho’s tactics at Tottenham Hotspur because I think we’ve gone backwards since he came in.
“We had a club where we were going forward, we were exciting, we had young players who were exciting, and all of a sudden, I don’t know what’s happened and we have gone backwards, so whoever takes the job has got a massive job now, to rebuild.”