Jose Mourinho has been speaking at yesterday’s press conference about how he will look to operate in the upcoming transfer window.
The Spurs head coach also revealed that he sends detailed reports to club officials including Daniel Levy on the current situation at the club and his plans for the future at the North London club.
Mourinho believes that Levy will agree that he is easy to work with given his openness to speak his mind in order for the club to move in the right direction.
The financial impact of COVID-19 is set to hit clubs hard with Tottenham fearing that they will lose around £200million in revenue (Guardian) with Mourinho explaining what needs to be done in order to meet his objectives next season.
He told Football.London: “What needs to be done? First of all is to be realistic,”
“I know where the best players in the world are. I can, not here, but if we sit together having a coffee I can give you a shortlist of the best players in the world per position. For some it is easier to do it. For others it is more difficult because that is not realistic so the most important thing is to be realistic.
“Is to analyse the market opportunities, to analyse the clubs that are willing to sell, to analyse the player that is in the end of his contract or the last year of his contract and where the club is ready to try to have some kind of creative deals.
“That is a different profile so I know exactly what we need. I know exactly what I would like and how to be realistic and no problems at all.
“The club also knows me a little bit better now than before. I think, only Mr Levy can say it, but I think it is very easy to work with me because I am very open, I am very pragmatic.
“I like to write it. I like to do my periodical reports to the club analysing the situation, the different situations, project the future so with me everything is written.
“It’s not like to tell on the phone and the next day you run away from what you said and you deny. With me, not at all so I think it is quite easy to work with me in that direction and when I am respectful and realistic we are fine because we understand each other.”
Mourinho also took a subtle dig at Manchester City after escaping their European ban, he continued: “For some clubs it is easy. You break the rules, forget about financial fair play, spend what you want and get the good players. Easy,”
“For some clubs it’s more difficult. You want to follow the rules. You don’t want to be seen with eyes of breaking the rules and not playing a fair competition and for this profile of club the situation is more complicated but I know what Tottenham is before I signed my contract.
“When I signed my contract I had a couple of days of meetings with different people in the club with different responsibility in different areas, apart from the boss of course and in that moment was immediately on the table because of the position we had at that time.
“I think at that time it was something like 10 or 12 points behind the Champions League positions. It was immediately on the table the possibility of not getting there so it is no surprises for me.”
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