Despite taking a 1-0 lead into the second half, Jose Mourinho’s side once again threw away their lead as the Red Devils left London with all three points.
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The defeat has left Spurs sitting in seventh place and six points off fourth-placed West Ham with only seven games left to play in the 2020/21 Premier League campaign.
With the north London side sitting so far off the Champions League spots, Jones provided his thoughts on Daniel Levy’s appointment of the Portuguese boss.
He said: “I think we’re in a position where Daniel Levy has to admit he got this wrong – bringing in Mourinho. I think that that’s where we’re at, and I think, from what I’m told, he’s finding that very hard to concede that Mourinho is not going to be a success story at Tottenham.
“On paper, Levy’s basically been playing fantasy football here and he’s got his dream together; he’s got Mourinho as the manager; he’s got Harry Kane as his captain; he’s got Dele Alli, a player that he’s always loved and has helped bring through to the England stage; and he’s got Gareth Bale back. That’s almost everything Daniel Levy ever wanted – and he’s got them in a new stadium.
“The only thing he hasn’t got is the fans there to see it all. But it’s falling apart.”
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It is certainly going to be an interesting summer ahead if you are a Tottenham fan. Not only do you have the ongoing saga regarding Harry Kane’s future with the club, but you may also have a managerial departure saga too.
The idea of bringing Mourinho to Spurs was believed to provide silverware to the club. However, Spurs now have one last chance this season of doing so at the end of this month in their Carabao Cup final clash against Manchester City.
We feel a lot will be riding on that game at Wembley Stadium as if Spurs fail to lift the trophy then it will be one and a half seasons of Mourinho in at the helm having potentially not achieved top four or any silverware.