Football journalist Ty Marshall has been sharing his thoughts on Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho and his future with the north London club.
This comes after Marshall made an appearance on a recent episode of the Football Social Daily Podcast where he previewed a number of upcoming fixtures across this Premier League.
On this subject of Spurs who travel to St. James’ Park to take on Newcastle United on Sunday, Marshall had this to say about their season so far and Mourinho in particular.
He said: “It’d be nice to win a trophy and for the fans to celebrate but, as a team, they looked in a far better place when they were losing Champions League finals than they do reaching League Cup finals.
“I know it felt like it was going badly wrong under [Mauricio] Pochettino, but I don’t see that Tottenham are any better now under Mourinho than they were in the final days of the Pochettino era, really.
“It’s striking that they can have a run where they’d won five in a row going to Arsenal and then in a space of a week, they can put in two such abysmal performances against Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb and it’s just hard to see a positive ending for Mourinho, for me.
“They just don’t look like a coherent team and it feels like he’s lost his spark.
“He did okay at Man United, but he burned the place down in his final season there because he didn’t get his way in the transfer market and I think players were sick of playing under him and I think that’s going to happen at Tottenham sooner or later.”
Mourinho was appointed as manager at the north London club back in 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 with Spurs in which they have won 45, drawn 15 and lost 23 in the process (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Ty Marshall’s comments on Mourinho…
With Spurs currently three points behind a top-four spot in the Premier League table with nine league games left to play this season, if Mourinho can guide the club to a Champions League place by the end of the table, this would be a good way to dismiss any previous doubts over the former Chelsea and Manchester United manager’s capabilities to be a success at Spurs.
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Looking ahead to their clash against Newcastle, the fact that Steve Bruce’s side are without a win in their six previous fixtures suggests to us that this provides Spurs with a great chance to start their final stretch of the campaign off with three points – and who knows where that will lead to with a cup final edging ever closer.