Finance expert criticises Daniel Levy on £7.5m Jose Mourinho mistake

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It has to be said that the sacking of Jose Mourinho at Spurs feels an eternity ago.

Amidst the European Super League debacle, the Portuguese manager parted ways with the club and was replaced by Ryan Mason on an interim basis.

While Spurs go into the summer still in search of a manager, it was Mourinho who quickly found his next destination.

The Special One agreed on a three-year deal at AS Roma last week (Sky Sports). It is the second time Mourinho has managed in Italy during his career after he won a historic treble at Inter Milan back in 2010.

However, the failure of the 58-year-old seems to have had a bad impact on Daniel Levy. In a report by Football Insider, it is said that the appointment in the Italian capital could result in Spurs having to pay £7.5 million to their former man.

The North London club will have to pay the shortfall of the Portuguese manager’s salary next term (The Sun). Mourinho will supposedly earn just £5million in Rome, a stark contrast to being one of the world’s highest-paid coaches at Spurs.

Football Insider columnist and finance expert, Kieran Maguire, spoke of the frustration Levy will have felt regarding his former employee. 

He said: “Yes, he will be frustrated,”

“But ultimately, Levy agreed to recruit Jose Mourinho and agreed to his contract length. If you sign a long-term contract, so be it.

“Nobody forced Spurs to sack Mourinho just days before their first chances at silverware for over a decade. It was his decision.

“The timing was strange but they were trying to get it under the radar while the storm was taking place over the Super League.

“From a business perspective, Levy’s very good. But he checks everything when it might sometimes be better to delegate.”

Over the next month, it is crucial that the right managerial appointment is made for the future of the club. Spurs have supposedly arranged a shortlist of targets (Football London), so an anxious wait comes for the Tottenham faithful.

Spurs Web Opinion:

The appointment of Mourinho at Spurs didn’t go how many wanted. One can only hope that Levy and the rest of the board learn from their mistakes in the coming weeks. Despite this, trust will need to be put on the manager to make multiple changes to a team in desperate need of a rebuild.

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