Following the shocking aftermath of Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking just six months after their magical run to the Champions League final, Tottenham has already found a replacement for their once-revered coach.
Club statement— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 20, 2019
In a bizarre twist, Tottenham has decided to hire none other than Jose Mourinho, the self-appointed “special one.” In recent months, Mourinho has been garnering interest from big clubs such as Tottenham’s North London rival Arsenal and Bayern Munich.
The news has come as a surprise for many Spurs fans and general football supporters. Are coaches no longer allowed to have a bad season? When you look at Tottenham’s standings in the Premier League and Champions League each year Pochettino has been in charge you’ll see that Spurs has constantly challenged for the titles, something that was not given before they appointed the Argentine. If anything, their current position is more of a result of injuries to Pochettino’s depth-depleted squad rather than his tactical decisions.
Tottenham's record in PL era:— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) November 19, 2019
4⃣ Top 4 finishes under Pochettino (5 seasons)
2⃣ Top 4 finishes pre Pochettino (22 seasons) https://t.co/2YRa83636R
Mourinho’s record lately in the Premier League has been far from good. At the time he was sacked, his Manchester United had acquired only 26 points in 17 matches and had an even +/- defensive record. That being said, Pochettino never managed to win a title for Spurs, something Mourinho has greater experience in. I handily predict Pochettino will find a new job somewhere soon, perhaps at FC Bayern.