According to a report by journalist Dean Jones, writing for Eurosport, Tottenham Hotspur sources indicate that while boss Jose Mourinho is in no ‘immediate‘ danger, his position looks set to be ‘assessed‘ as the season plays out – with no guarantees he won’t be sacked at the end of this campaign.
Jose Mourinho facing pressure from Spurs
Mourinho, who has seen his side slip down the Premier League table into ninth, with their latest blow coming in the form of a comprehensive 3-0 defeat to league leaders Manchester City, looks to be under increasing pressure as this news emerges.
Indeed, according to Jones and his inside sources, chairman Daniel Levy must now ‘weigh up’ whether to continue with his ‘vanity project’ of appointing Mourinho and re-signing fan favourite Gareth Bale – with decisions looming over the pair.
The former Chelsea and Man United boss was a dream appointment for Levy personally, and while he is in no immediate danger as this report claims, Eurosport inside sources indicate the pressure is on with his position set to be ‘assessed’ up until the end of 2020/2021.
It’s added that ‘European qualification is vital to how Levy will view the future.’
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Qualifying for Europe is ‘vital‘ to how Levy will view Mourinho’s job in north London, with no guarantees he won’t be sacked past this season in a potential worry for the Portuguese boss.
RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann and Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers are likely to be considered as potential successors should Mourinho leave (Eurosport), with Levy having tried and failed to appoint the latter man in past seasons.
No action is ‘expected‘ before the end of this campaign, but beyond that point, Mourinho faces pressure with his position now looking set to be assessed.
Unless he can turn around Spurs’ fortunes over the coming weeks as we head into the business end of the season, the Portuguese boss may be looking at the end of his managerial career in north London.
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