Can Jose Mourinho turn things around at Tottenham?

After beating Manchester Metropolis and Arsenal in November there was an actual feel-good issue at Tottenham Hotspur. Star strikers Harry Kane and Son Heung-min had been on fireplace in entrance of purpose and Jose Mourinho’s males had been flying excessive on the prime of the Premier League desk. 

Quick ahead two months and it’s a really completely different story for the north London membership and their Portuguese head coach. 

A poor run of kind has seen Spurs droop to ninth within the standings. Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at London rivals West Ham was their fourth loss in 5 matches. 

With hypothesis rising in England and Portugal over Mourinho’s future, ESPN studies that the “Particular One” is going through a Tottenham “determination day”.

Sources have instructed the broadcaster that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy desires to “wait till the tip of the season earlier than figuring out Mourinho’s destiny as head coach”.

£30m severance package deal

Though Spurs are going via a rocky patch, Mourinho has led the workforce to the League Cup remaining, the place they are going to face Man Metropolis at Wembley on 25 April. The choice to delay the sport from February to April has “inadvertently helped Mourinho”, ESPN provides.

Spurs are with out a trophy win since 2008 and it is going to be a “daunting activity” in opposition to Pep Guardiola’s Metropolis, “nonetheless Mourinho was employed to win trophies and he’s near delivering in his first full season”. 

Any determination taken by Levy would even have to think about the hefty severance package deal that might have to be paid out. Mourinho has a contract till the summer season of 2023, with no break clause, and sources instructed ESPN it will price the membership “round £30m” to sack the 58-year-old. 

Rodgers is a ‘main contender’

Ought to Spurs fail to complete within the prime 4, they might qualify for subsequent season’s Champions League by profitable the Europa League, “one thing Mourinho did with Manchester United in 2016-17”, FourFourTwo says. 

Nonetheless, if Mourinho fails to show across the membership’s alarming kind, and doesn’t win a trophy, this might power Spurs chief Levy to make the costly determination and alter managers. 

Leicester Metropolis’s Brendan Rodgers is a “main contender” to interchange Mourinho after taking the Foxes to 3rd place within the Premier League this season. Soccer Insider reveals that Rodgers was actually Levy’s “most popular selection” to interchange Harry Redknapp 9 years in the past earlier than he ultimately took over at Liverpool.

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann is one other highly-coveted head coach and the Each day Mail says each he and Rodgers are “understood to have admirers at Tottenham”. 

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