Report gives the inside scoop on Mourinho’s first eight days as Spurs manager

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Jose Mourinho has had a perfect start to his career as Tottenham Hotspur head coach with two wins in his first two games in charge.

However, it is not just performances on the pitch that have changed since the Portuguese manager’s arrival, as there have reportedly been plenty of switch-ups behind the scenes at Spurs.

The Daily Mail has run a story detailing the major changes that the new regime has made in the club. Quoting an inside source from the club, the article delves into how Mourinho has changed training methods in North London.

It is claimed that the players found Mauricio Pochettino’s training sessions mundane and that the quality and intensity of the training had dropped off considerably. Further, the Argentine reportedly grew distant from his players, rarely participating in training sessions.

Mourinho has reportedly completely changed the way the players train by making the sessions much shorter and putting more of an emphasis on recovery. This has reportedly gone down well with the players and there is a much more of an edge to training since the 56-year-old’s arrival.

The new Spurs boss has also been fully involved in the training sessions and the players are said to have picked up on his enthusiasm.

It is also suggested that Mourinho has had regular individual chats with Harry Kane, Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Winks.

Mourinho is also said to have made a play to get Kane on his side as he believes it is crucial that the England captain is 100 per cent invested in what the team is trying to achieve.

Finally, it is also claimed that the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss has convinced the players that all they need to do is to be a little more street smart and tactically astute in games and that they will get their hands on silverware.

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Based on the reports coming out of the club, it does seem like the dressing room is a much happier place now with Mourinho in charge. As much as we all love Pochettino and are thankful for the work he did, it has become clear that his relationship with several of Spurs’ first-team stars had deteriorated.

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