Spurs suffered defeat on the weekend to Mourinho’s former side, Manchester United, as the Red Devils ran out as 3-1 victors in north London.
Should Jose Mourinho remain as Spurs manager?
The defeat has only put more pressure on the Portuguese manager whose future at the club is under scrutiny with Spurs set for their worst Premier League finish since the 2008/09 season if they cannot improve on their seventh-place position.
Since Mourinho took charge in November 2019, Spurs failed to qualify for the Champions League last season and currently sit six points off fourth-placed West Ham – having qualified for the Champions League in the previous four campaigns.
On the topic of Mourinho’s future at the north London side, Gold discussed the possibility of Daniel Levy axing the 58-year-old with two years still remaining on his contract.
He said: “I think if Spurs do decide they want to make a change in the summer, which I think is more likely – I think over the summer, or I suppose after the final [Mourinho could be sacked] if things are getting away where it looks like nothing’s going to happen this season.
“There’s so many ifs, buts and maybes with it. There’s the financial side to it. There’s ‘if Mourinho can’t do it with these players, who can?’ There’s so many elements to it.”
TIF Thoughts on Gold’s comments…
With the Carabao Cup final at the end of this month Mourinho’s last opportunity to lift silverware this season, Gold certainly feels there could be a lot lying on the game at Wembley for the 58-year-old.
Julian Nagelsmann has been one of the names Gold has mentioned to be in Levy’s thoughts for the managerial role should Mourinho face the sack this summer. However, Spurs may face some serious competition for the 33-year-old this summer with Bayern Munich reportedly interested, too.
It seems the next month could be crucial for Mourinho if he is to save his job at Spurs, as the game at Wembley against Manchester City provides him with the opportunity to make Spurs history and end their 13-year trophy drought.
Would winning the Carabao Cup be enough to keep Mourinho in the job? Only time will tell.