Glenn Hoddle has claimed that Jose Mourinho’s coaching methods have proven to bring success and insisted that people cannot question the Tottenham boss’ record at the top level.
Tottenham’s 2-1 loss at West Ham was their fifth defeat in their last six Premier League games, a run of results that has seen the North Londoners fall a long way off the top four spots.
Spurs’ poor run of form has seen pressure mount on Jose Mourinho, with some bookies now having the Portuguese coach as the most likely top flight manager to be the next one sacked.
However, Mourinho came out fighting in his post-match press conference at the London Stadium and when asked if he is doubting his methods in light of recent losses, the Portuguese coach insisted that his methods are second to no one in the world.
Hoddle backed the 58-year-old’s statement, suggesting that it has proven effective whether or not the style of play is to people’s liking.
However, the legendary Spurs midfielder was doubtful if Mourinho will be able to turn around his fortunes at Tottenham.
When asked about Mourinho’s defence of his coaching methods, Hoddle told The Evening Standard: “You can only say that if they are proven right, and that means if success comes round the corner.
“He has done it with every club he has been with so you cannot pick holes in Jose’s past, his history. They are there for everyone to see.
“Whether you like the tactics is another thing. But he has built teams on attack-minded players, like when he was first at Chelsea. What he does do is balance the team off really well.
“What he did at Inter Milan was quite staggering. He knows how to get the best out of sets of players.
“Whether he can do it with Tottenham still remains to be seen. And that is the future, whether that statement is going to be proven. I am not so sure with this set of players.”
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Mourinho has been in the game long enough to know that he should expect his tactics and methodology to be questioned when results have been as bad as they have for his side over the past few months.
However, I personally did not think there was a lot wrong with our performance at the London Stadium. We created enough chances to win the game and the result could have been very different had we been a bit more clinical in front of goal or had a bit more luck.
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