‘I can’t pretend’ – Peter Crouch gives honest assessment of Mourinho’s future

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Peter Crouch has admitted that things are not working out for Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur but insisted that he still believes the Portuguese coach is capable of turning things around.

Mourinho appeared to be getting a tune out of the Tottenham side in the first few months of the season but things have gone horribly wrong over the last couple of months.

Tottenham now find themselves having falling down to ninth place in the table and have plenty of work to do if they still harbour ambitions of finishing in the top four.

The Tottenham boss has come under plenty of criticism on the back of his side’s poor run of form over recent weeks.

Some have even questioned his role but Crouch believes that it is too early to think about replacing the Portuguese coach and asserted that the 58-year-old is still the best man to deliver silverware to Spurs.

When asked in his Ask Crouchie column on The Daily Mail if Mourinho will still be at Tottenham for the Carabao Cup final on April 25, the former Spurs striker responded: “You have to give him the chance to go to Wembley, surely?

“Is it really so bad at the minute that you would want another man in charge for the clash with Manchester City? Surely Jose deserves the opportunity.

“I’ve said before how much I like Mourinho. I’ve always got on well with him, he’s always had a good word and spoken positively about me; he’s always been prepared to give me advice whenever our paths have crossed.

“But I can’t pretend that things are going well for him at the moment hen they clearly aren’t.

“Tottenham have been so disappointing recently but what annoys me about it all is the individual errors that are ruining games. High-profile players are making mistakes that shouldn’t happen.

“I know some Tottenham fans who want him to go but if there is any manager who could do a job on Pep Guardiola in a final it is Mourinho.

“He wins trophies and while Manchester City are hot favourites to win at Wembley in April’s League Cup final, Tottenham are not out of it. Not with Mourinho in charge.”

Spurs Web Opinion

One of the biggest issues with the manner of our loss against City on Sunday was not just the fact that they demonstrated the gulf between the two sides but also the fact that the 3-0 win would serve as a major psychological boost to them ahead of the final and a big blow to our confidence. However, a lot can change in the two months that are left before the Wembley showdown. Hopefully, we pick up our form and go into that game with more confidence.

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