Who would have thought it, Jose Mourinho being the Head Coach of Tottenham Hotspur? Well, it has happened, with Pochettino’s five and a half year reign coming to an end, Mourinho had been poking around for a while, but it still feels like a shock.
After five and a half years Poch has gone, after making the Tottenham team a Top 4 Champions League team, pushing for trophies, and making stars out of the academy kids and beyond. However, Poch’s reign has come to an end on Tuesday 19th November 2019. With no away Premier League wins since January, and an incredible Champions League run that covered the cracks of the second half of the 2018/19 Premier League season, the 2019/20 season hadn’t looked very promising, except maybe that draw at Manchester City in August. Spurs slumped too 14th, and twenty points behind the leaders Liverpool. Yes, something had to change, especially after the home performance against Sheffield United where Spurs should have lost. Well, Levy got ruthless, and got his check-book out, Poch was sacked, and Mourinho was in only 11 hours after the announcement that Poch and his coaching staff had gone.
Was I shocked that Poch got sacked? Yes, but probably because of everything he done for Tottenham. He got them to play in the Champions League for three seasons in a row; creating international stars and a future World Cup winning captain; playing an attacking pressing style of football (something we unfortunately didn’t see in the last 12 months); and that unforgettable last season at WHL. We also can’t forget how he managed Tottenham through a season and three quarters at Wembley, before moving back home to N17. However, if you look at the Premier League since January, then really no one should be shocked by Poch being sacked, Tottenham just had a great Champions League campaign that covered up the awful domestic form.
We have to be thankful to Pochettino, but after 5 and a half years it’s time for a new era to begin.
Thank you Pochettino, and Goodbye.
Welcome Mourinho. Yes, wow, it still feels very odd. Even two years ago Mourinho wouldn’t have even looked at Tottenham to manager, but after 11 months out of football management, Mourinho returns back to the Premier League for his fourth team and third club – we all know he had been sniffing around the job for a while anyway.
I’m excited about the new era. I’m ready to see what he can do, because after all he has won a trophy at every club he has managed. I’m not ready for any of the ‘parking of the bus’, but I am ready to see the defensive mistakes taken care off, and perhaps a new RB.
Saturday 23rd November, and the new Mourinho Tottenham Hotspur era begins. A 12:30pm kick off away at the London Stadium against West Ham, in a London derby that is known as West Ham’s Cup Final, the Special One was to begin his reign. In style, Tottenham won 3-2 with some shithousery from Kane, outstanding talent and skill from Dele (you have all seen the clip), Son and Lucas scoring, and of course Spurs getting tired after 70 minutes and conceding two. However, it was a good start, and a first away win in the Premier League in 301 days.
So let’s see what Mourinho can do to this Spurs team. Will he win the Premier league with them, or will there only be FA Cups and League Cups, or perhaps a third Champions League for Mourinho? Who knows, but by the time the Mourinho chapter ends, he will either be loved or hated by Tottenham supporters.