Michael Cox of The Athletic has credited Jose Mourinho for turning around Tottenham’s fortunes in the Premier League.
The Portuguese coach found Spurs in 14th after taking over from Mauricio Pochettino, but they are now in fifth place and just one point behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who play this evening, following their 3-2 win away at Aston Villa. And Cox has since been speaking about the turnaround in north London.
On the Totally Football Show podcast, Cox said: “I must admit, when he took over, I didn’t really think they had a shot at the Champions League places, albeit I didn’t expect Chelsea and Leicester to ease off. And I certainly didn’t expect City to be potentially expelled from the competition. But yeah, just to have them in contention. I think he has done quite a good job.”
Cox did mention that some of Spurs’ wins under Mourinho have been “slightly unconvincing”, but that did not stop him from praising the former Manchester United and Chelsea boss, who certainly does deserve some credit.
To have Tottenham just one point behind the Blues ahead of their clash against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side is an impressive feat given where Spurs were before his arrival.
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Next up for Tottenham is a London derby away at Chelsea as the race for Champions League football intensifies.
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