Harry Redknapp has leapt to the defence of Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho for the club’s poor current run of form.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy took the decision to sack Mauricio Pochettino after five and a half years in charge following an indifferent start to the season which saw them head into the November international break in the unfamiliar position of fourteenth in the Premier League.
While things began well for Mourinho, winning his first three matches in charge there has been a downturn in results and more worryingly, the performance of his players in recent weeks.
Spurs have failed to beat Southampton, Norwich City and Middlesbrough in recent outings with Redknapp suggesting that the problems lie deeper.
Mourinho’s problems have been magnified with injuries to key players including star striker Harry Kane and club record signing Tanguy Ndombele.
Table toppers Liverpool are the visitors to North London on Saturday afternoon and are still unbeaten in the top flight this season.
Speaking to Sky Sports Redknapp said: “Tottenham, they’re going through a funny little, well quite a long, spell when you look at it.
“The last 25 games with Poch in charge the form was for whatever reason, they were going along so well and then suddenly that big run of bad form. And the form at the moment has been up and down too really.
“Jose has gone in there, we know his record, it’s incredible, but no-one’s got a magic wand and at the moment it seems the team just doesn’t look right.
“Bad result the other day at Southampton, a couple of iffy performances, lucky to get away with it at Norwich.”
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