Spurs slumped to a 3-1 loss against Manchester United on Sunday despite taking a 1-0 lead into half time, with their second-half capitulation leaving them six points adrift of fourth-placed West Ham.
Should Jose Mourinho remain as Spurs manager?
One of the topics of discussion between Jones and the host, Pete O’Rourke, was whether Mourinho will still be at the helm of the north London side come the start of next season, where Jones had the following to say on the matter:
“I don’t see that Mourinho will still be there next season. I don’t think it’s possible. Particularly if he [Daniel Levy] wants to keep those players at the club and others to be honest, because they’re all becoming so tired and worn by Mourinho’s style of management.
“You come to a point where what’s going to be more crucial to the next stage of this club’s development? Is it going to be having Mourinho as manager, or is it having Harry Kane and Dele Alli and these people as part of the side under the next manager – surely side with the players there, surely?”
TIF Thoughts on Jones’ comments…
Well, this is a bold claim from Jones. The evidence would suggest Spurs have regressed under Mourinho having not qualified for the Champions League last season and potentially again this season. Should Spurs finish below sixth place, it will be the club’s worst Premier League finish since the 2008/09 campaign.
There have been reports linking Spurs with RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann, however, it is believed the sacking of Mourinho would cost the club in the area of £25m with two years remaining on his contract.
A huge summer lies ahead of Spurs now, and their Carabao Cup final at the end of the month could play a large part in it as a win would achieve what the 58-year-old was brought into the club to do – win silverware.