Until this week, it didn’t seem as if Jose Mourinho was struggling at all with his return to the Premier League under Tottenham Hotspur.
The Special One had taken charge of three games, winning all three and scoring a total of ten goals in the process.
He had introduced a scary front four of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Lucas Moura, and Heung Min Son, while putting Dele back in his favoured number 10 position.
Mourinho also made changes to the defence, giving Aurier more of a license to go forward, with the left-back tucking in to make a back three when he did so.
However, the gameplan came unstuck on Wednesday when Jose led his current side back to his old stomping ground, Old Trafford. Spurs lost the game 2-1, denting their top-four challenge yet again this season.
Mourinho was asked today what, if anything, he has found most difficult about the Spurs move. He said (Football London): “First of all, it is the first time I was for so long without working. Previously was just the period between Chelsea and United or Chelsea and Inter, four months or something like that.
“This was almost a year and was different, but I have to admit the club from a structural point of view fantastic. So in some other clubs I had to make things from zero and try even to construct and build up some departments that were non-existent or working really, really badly.
“Here I found areas where I don’t need to even touch them and other ones I feel I need to touch, just to put people working in the way I like, not because they were not working or working well. From the structural point of view, the club is fantastic, really fantastic.”
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