Paul Robinson urges Spurs to give Mourinho time and when he can be judged

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Jose Mourinho has had a relatively good start to life as Spurs head coach after replacing Mauricio Pochetino in November.

However, former Spurs goalkeeper, Paul Robinson claimed that the Portuguese manager cannot be fully judged until he has had time to put his stamp on the squad.

The Lilywhites chose to part ways with Argentine in November of last year following a poor start to the season which saw Spurs struggling in 14th place in the table along with humiliation in cup competitions at the hands of Colchester United and Bayern Munich (Sky Sports).

Mourinho was able to turn the ship around which saw Spurs finished the season in sixth place which proved enough to secure a spot in next season’s Europa League (PL).

Despite some poor results against Sheffield United (BBC) and AFC Bournemouth (BBC), Mourinho’s Tottenham ended the season as one of of the Premier League’s in-form sides (Transfermarkt).

However, Robinson believes that given time, Mourinho can really push this Spurs team in a positive direction.

“He needs a couple of transfer windows because the squad is unbalanced,” said the former Spurs goalkeeper in an interview with told

“There’s a lot of attacking midfielders and general attacking quality in the team but defensively they’re about to lose Jan Vertonghen.

“Mourinho has got to be given time. You can’t expect a manager to come in and work wonders with a team that was already struggling and not playing particularly well.

“He has to be allowed to put his own stamp on it and bring in some players that he wants.

“He’s a world-class manager, a proven winner, and we can’t judge him at Tottenham until half-way through next season at the earliest, after which time he’ll have had at least two transfer windows and time to assess and change his squad.”

Spurs Web Opinion

The form chart does not lie. Following the Premier League restart, we were in impressive form, despite the performances not always matching the results. However, it is the two numbers on the scoreboard which mean the most of any of the stats and Mourinho was grinding out the wins. Given time to put his stamp on this side, it will be interesting to see where he can take Spurs.

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