There is a “growing belief” that Jose Mourinho will not be Tottenham’s coach next season as the North Londoners’ season continues to spiral out of control.
Spurs are in seventh place in the Premier League, five points behind West Ham in fourth place and on the verge of missing Champions League football for another season. Their Europa League exit from Dinamo Zagreb was another disastrous low in the campaign.
football.london reports that there is a “growing belief” that Mourinho will not become Spurs coach at the beginning of next season, as owner Daniel Levy continues to lose faith in the legendary manager.
Mourinho’s future is in balance at Spurs | Clive Brunskill / Getty Images
Tottenham have lost seven of their last 14 Premier League matches and crashed out of the FA Cup in a crazy 5-4 defeat against Everton. They have a Carabao Cup final to look forward to, but that match is a short light in what has been a dark season for the north London side.
Mourinho was brought in to guarantee immediate success after the departure of Mauricio Pochettino, but the club has gone back under his management. The relationship between players and staff seems to be particularly fragile and the chances of these problems being solved are small.
It is not only the results that are the problem but also the style of play. Supporters grow increasingly frustrated by the negative tactics displayed, especially when considering the range of attacking talents available to their boss.
Levy has long been an admirer of Mourinho and had seen the former Chelsea boss recruit before joining him in November 2019. Spurs started brightly under his guidance, but it seems to have become very sour and almost impossible to correct.
Not qualifying for Champions League football for a second season in a row would be a big blow for Tottenham, especially as the club would suffer the financial consequences of missing out on the sport’s biggest and most lucrative competition.
Levy will be desperate to see that income when they feel the financial pinch in their brand new, state-of-the-art stadium.