The pattern for Jose Mourinho taking over at a new club is now firmly set – mass hysteria slowly gives way to despair as results and performances suffer.
He will drive home the point about having no strikers to try and deflect any blame going towards him, but nobody can really claim that Spurs have taken a huge leap forward since Mauricio Pochettino left.
While many clubs might not see the FA Cup as being important anymore, Spurs are not in a position to turn their noses up at any trophies so this had to be taken seriously.
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It was their last chance to realistically win something this season so the penalty shoot out loss at home to Norwich will hurt, and it now looks like the honeymoon period is very much finished.
These fans took to Twitter to slam the former Man United and Chelsea boss after the game, and it seems clear that he’s up against it:
— Sondre Hasle (@HasleSondre) March 4, 2020
Is Mourinho on borrowed time already at Spurs?
— Daniel Corr (@DanyeCorr) March 4, 2020
Mourinho has until next year
And well, as for Levy, he has outstayed his Welcome by about 5 years.
— Georgey Boy II (@Stokes_N17) March 4, 2020
We have qualified for Europe in the last 10 seasons. With this absolute clown in charge we’ll never get anywhere near Europe again. Totally useless. I have never, ever criticised a Spurs manager before but Mourinho is hopeless.
— David Rathband (@YidBarmy) March 4, 2020
Mourinho is well and truly finished I’m afraid.
— ????? #OleOut #GlazersOut (@OleOutPlease) March 4, 2020
I will never understand why Mourinho rested our key players.
WHICH GAME ARE YOU RESTING THEM FOR?? THE LEAGUE? THATS OVER. THE CARABAO CUP? WE ARENT IN IT, THE UCL? WE ARE GONNA LOSE EITHER WAY.
There was absolutely no reason not to play our full team
— Shehryar?? (@JustLoCelso) March 4, 2020
One wonders if Spurs will actually win another game while Mourinho remains as manager. One also wonders if Levy cares that much
— keith flett (@kmflett) March 4, 2020
It’s a worrying time for Spurs because you have to think he will get time and money to spend to try and overhaul the squad, but can he really be trusted to do well?
Man United are still trying to rebuild after numerous Mourinho signings didn’t work out, so if it goes wrong then this could set Spurs back a number of years – to a position they may struggle to recover from.