In recent comments made on The Athletic website, Tottenham Hotspur correspondent Charlie Eccleshare discussed the future of Jose Mourinho’s assistant manager, Joao Sacramento.
Having already worked under the likes of Marcelo Bielsa, Christophe Galtier, Claudio Ranieri and Leonardo Jardim, Sacramento joined Spurs as Mourinho’s number two shortly after the 57-year-old’s appointment as the club’s new manager in November of last year.
Along with Mourinho, it would appear that the 31-year-old – Sacramento is the youngest assistant manager in the Premier League – has had a very positive impact in north London, with Spurs currently sitting top of the Premier League table after 12 games played this season.
And, according to Eccleshare, Sacramento has impressed so much under Mourinho that he could well be in line for a management position of his own sooner rather than later.
In response to a question from a Spurs fan asking whether Sacramento could be scooped up for a managerial position at the end of the season, Eccleshare wrote: “There have already been rumours in that direction. After this season definitely feels like a possibility but depends how the rest of this season plays out. He may want to stay and help build something at Tottenham.”
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From Eccleshare’s comments, it would appear that there is indeed the danger Sacramento could be snapped up by a side willing to take a risk on the 31-year-old, however, the journalist also seems to believe that the assistant manager may want to stay and study under Mourinho for a little while longer.
As such, in our opinion, Spurs fans should not overly concern themselves with the idea of losing Sacramento just yet, and should rather enjoy the blossoming coach in the time he does spend at the club. And, perhaps he could even be in line as Mourinho’s eventual successor.
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