Mourinho admits that the situation he has inherited at Spurs is not ideal

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Tottenham Hotspur made far from the ideal start to the new season under Mauricio Pochettino over the opening few months.

Poch led Spurs to their first-ever Champions League Final in 2019, but the shine around that achievement quickly wore off once the 2019/20 campaign began.

Tottenham were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Colchester United, arguably the club’s best chance of winning a piece of silverware for the first time in eleven years.

Spurs were also embarrassed on the biggest stage as Bayern Munich battered them 7-2 at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium no less.

When Pochettino was fired by Levy and the board, Tottenham were down in 14th in the Premier League and 12 points shy of the top four.

Fast forward around a month and Mourinho has led the club to Champions League round of 16 qualification, sixth place in the Premier League, and three points off the top four.

However, he admits that getting a job mid-way through a season happens for a reason, and the situation is therefore not ideal.

He said (Sky Sports): “In terms of the football, pure football, and pure football results, when a team changes manager in mid-season, there is always a reason. There is always a reason.

“When the teams are perfect, when a team is playing amazingly well and the results are fantastic, you don’t change managers. I was not expecting to get a team in mid-season and to find a perfect situation. Nobody expects that.

“[It’s] an amazing club, amazing facilities, amazing conditions to work. [It’s an] incredible project that the club has for the future development of the club. It’s exactly what Mr Levy explained to me. Exactly what I was expecting.”

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