Opinion: Would Jose Mourinho be a good replacement for Pochettino?

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Dom Le Roy

Reports this week have stated that Jose Mourinho is monitoring the situation at Tottenham Hotspur as he looks to make his return into club management (Daily Mail).

These reports imply that the ex-Chelsea and Man United boss is waiting to see if Pochettino quits or is fired from the club, seeing Spurs as potential suitors.

So, let’s take a look at the key points to decide whether he would be a good fit:

Style –

Mourinho is known for his defensive style of play, putting the result above all else. With the chosen one as gaffer, you are guaranteed a lot of boring 1-0 wins. Spurs, historically, have been all about style, entertainment, and free-flowing football, so I’m not sure that fans would take to the Portuguese manager.

Age –

At 56-years-old, is Mourinho in it for the long-haul. Levy looks like he wants a manager to lead Spurs for years to come and I am not certain that Jose is that kind of manager.

Money –

At Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Man United, Mourinho was used to having access to huge amounts of funds, something he would surely not get at Spurs. I can’t see the tight-stringed Levy and splash-the-cash Jose getting on too well.

Trophies –

Mourinho is near guaranteed to get you trophies, something that Spurs have been lacking in recent years. However, he has always seemed to be a very short-term manager for me, never laying the foundations for long-standing success.

Final view –

For me, Mourinho feels like an easy way out to secure a quick FA Cup. In the long-run, he seems to be the polar opposite to what Spurs want and need.

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