‘CV warrants him to stay’ – Roy Keane tells Levy to stick with Mourinho

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Dom Le Roy

Roy Keane has urged Daniel Levy to give Jose Mourinho another season or two to put things right at Tottenham.

Previous reports have claimed that Mourinho could lose his job if Spurs fail to secure Champions League qualification this season.

Tottenham’s 3-1 defeat against Manchester United severely dented the North Londoners’ hopes of finishing in the top four, with the Lilywhites now sitting six points behind fourth-placed West Ham.

On the back of yesterday’s defeat, Mourinho certainly has a mountain to climb if he is to deliver Champions League football as even Europa League is not guaranteed.

There have also been suggestions that some Tottenham players are ‘fed up’ with the Portuguese coach constantly berating their ability when speaking to the media.

Despite the murmurs of discontent in the dressing room, Keane insisted that Mourinho warrants more time because of what he has achieved in the game.

The former Manchester United man backed the 58-year-old to turn the club’s fortunes around.

When asked if he would look to replace Mourinho, Keane told Sky Sports (as relayed by Football.London): “I certainly wouldn’t, no, because I think his CV warrants him to stay longer in the job.

“I said that at Manchester United. We don’t know what’s going on in the background, sometimes his relationship with board members or players, he can fall out with people.

“But from a footballing point of view, I would of course stick with him because his CV warrants certainly another year or two at the club.

“I’d say that anyway about giving managers a chance because I’ve been a manager and sometimes it does take a bit longer, even for the great managers.”

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I believe pundits, who have not played the game for more than a decade, always underestimate how much the sport has evolved over recent years. All facets of coaching including man management, fitness demands (due to the improvement in sport science) and the tactical side are constantly changing.

That is not to say that Mourinho cannot evolve with the times or that he is not capable of turning things around at Spurs. However, his past success is not enough of a reason to keep faith in him if the team continues underperforming

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