Desperate times calls for desperate measures is what they say and for Spurs, the time is lurking around the corner but what measures would they take? Desperate ones or weather the storm? Speculations from the Daily Mail has pointed out that Spur’s management might be making a major decision soon after Pochettino was made to face a humiliating 7-2 loss in their Champions League clash with German giants, Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
If Pochettino has never had it rough then a humbling 7-2 defeat to his side is about the height of it and according to the Daily Mail, a huge name has emerged as replacement for him and the man in question is supposed to be the Special One to take Spurs out of the troubling times they’ve found themselves in. If your guess is Jose Mourinho, then you’ve been keeping up.
Chances of moving further more than the group stage is so bleak with Tottenham sitting at the third position in their group. The hopes of qualifying for the knockout round might still be alive and valid but their five goal difference could be the straw to break the camel’s back when the time comes.
Rumors have been flying around on the Argentine being frustrated over a couple of his key players’ contract about to end, a situation which has been causing unrest. With Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen entering the final years of their deals, the issue of renewal or getting a replacement needs to be addressed.
Daily Mail reports yesterday on Jose Mourinho emerging as bookies’ favorite to replace Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino who also has made his desire to one day manage Real Madrid open. He might be getting his wish soon following a turbulent season from Real Madrid’s coach, Zinedine Zidane, which might see the French international leaving soon.
On whether Jose Mourinho is the right person for the job, I feel that would totally depend on the team and how open they would be to his pattern of coaching. The Portuguese master-manager has been out of the managerial game since his firing from the Red Devils in 2018 and has been followed with several criticism on his tactics being old and outdated.
This is not to say the tactic does not work as the Old Trafford trophy cabinet remained well-stocked under Mourinho, with an EFL Cup, Europa League and Community Shield secured during his two-and-a-half-year stint.
Just maybe his win at all costs mindset is the right thing for Spurs at the moment, a manager who can take charge, who is as hungry for a win just as the players.
The apparent wait for a trophy in Tottenham has dragged out over a tiring decade, the last time they lifted a cup being the EFL Cup in 2008 (Guardian). This barren stretch perhaps being a key indicator in why Mourinho has been picked as favorite for the job considering his hunger for winning.
The question on whether he will be the right choice has an answer to it and that is to say Mourinho is always the right choice for any club.
That’s why he is the Special One.