Former Spurs star explains why it is harsh to criticise Mourinho for club’s recent failings

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Legendary Spurs striker Les Ferdinand feels one cannot judge Jose Mourinho too harshly for Spurs’ mixed run of results recently as the Portuguese coach hasn’t had the opportunity to build his own squad.

Tottenham are in a much better position in the league than they were when Mourinho first took over in November and have also progressed in both the FA Cup and the Champions Leauge.

Some of Tottenham’s recent performances and results have left a lot to be desired, but the Spurs boss has maintained that his players are doing their best amidst the injuries the squad has (Football.London).

Ferdinand feels it will likely take a couple more transfer windows before Mourinho puts his own imprint on this Tottenham side.

Speaking to the Daily Star, he said: “He (Mourinho) has come in and taken over a team that Pochettino has put together.

“He’s not put his stamp on what he wants to do and how he wants to do it. He’s not bought the players that he deems he requires for how he wants to play.

“He will definitely stay around and want one or two windows, maybe more than that, to bring the players he believes will make Tottenham the winning team he wants them to be.”

The former England striker also felt that Daniel Levy will back Mourinho with funds in the summer transfer window, given the 57-year-old’s track record of achieving success where ever he has been.

Ferdinand added: “When you bring in a manager of Mourinho’s ilk and you see what he’s done in the past, wherever he has gone he has spent money.

“There was no point bringing him in if you didn’t want to spend money so I think Daniel Levy will be expecting Mourinho to come to him in the summer saying he wants to spend this summer.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Now that the stadium move has been sorted, Daniel Levy has proven over the last couple of transfer windows that he is willing to invest in the first-team squad. I expect us to be busy next summer as well as Mourinho will want to get rid of a fair few and bring in his own players.

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