With Jose Mourinho agreeing to become the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur, there was good reason to believe that the Portuguese manager had been promised transfer funds by Daniel Levy and the Spurs board.
The 56-year-old has spent quite heavily at the previous clubs he has been at to achieve the success he did. More recently, he reacted fairly angrily when the Manchester United board failed to back him with the signings he requested (Mail).
So fans understandably thought that Mourinho would want to reshape the Tottenham squad in his own mould over the next few transfer windows.
However, the former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss surprisingly suggested in his press conference yesterday that he doesn’t want to add any new players and that he is perfectly happy with the squad he has at his disposal.
When asked if he had already delivered a January shopping list to Levy, the new Spurs manager told Football.London: “Players? The best gift is the ones that are here. I don’t need players. I don’t need players. I am so happy with what I have.
“I just need time to understand them better and know everything about them because I always say you only know a player when you work with them. Of course how many times have I watched these guys, how many times have I played against them.
“I knew them well but never know them well enough until you work with them and my gift is this squad because the squad is very, very good.”
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It does sound like he is genuinely convinced that our current squad of players can compete for and win major honours. The fact that he seems to be happy with the squad really leaves him no excuse to adopt an overly negative style of play as he as often claimed that circumstances forced him to do so at United.
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