Arsenal legend argues Mourinho was actually doing ‘fantastic job’ at Spurs

Jose Mourinho
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Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams believes Jose Mourinho was doing a fantastic job at Spurs before he was sacked.

Mourinho took charge of Tottenham in November 2019, replacing Mauricio Pochettino just 24 hours after the Argentine was sacked for a long period of poor results.

It was a mixed first season in charge for The Special One which was only made more awkward in March when the Premier League season was stopped due to COVID-19.

It was at the start of the 2020/21 season where Mourinho had his best run as Spurs boss, recording impressive victories at home against Manchester City and Arsenal as well as the famous 6-1 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

However, it all went wrong for the Portuguese coach around the festive period with a number of 1-1 draws after going one-nil up and a series of frustratingly defensive performances.

Mourinho was eventually fired after a poor performance in the 2-2 draw at Everton, just six days before the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

On Spurs and Arsenal, Adams told Sky Sports: “Both clubs are in transition for me. I thought Mourinho was actually doing a fantastic job for Spurs.

“To be honest with you, I never thought he was… George Graham went there, I never thought of him as a Tottenham manager. He’s not open enough, for them.

“But they were getting it together, you know, Spurs. They had a good system of playing and I don’t think they’ve got that at the moment.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Was Jose Mourinho right to be sacked? Yes. Was the timing of his dismissal right? No. Mourinho’s tactics at Tottenham were found out rather quickly and when things go wrong for a Jose Mourinho led club, they rarely get better. It was wrong for him to be fired so close to the Carabao Cup final but he was not the right man for the job.

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  1. Was jose right to be sacked? Yes
    Was the timing of his dismisal right? It could have been timed better. Like before we went out the europa after being 2-0 up. Sacking him before the cup final was poetic justice.


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