Report: Member of Mourinho’s backroom staff tells him that he wants to quit Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

Duncan Castles has revealed in the latest episode of The Transfer Window Podcast (July 10) that Ricardo Formosinho, one of Jose Mourinho’s assistants, has informed the Spurs head coach that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season.

Formosinho’s official title at Spurs is Tactical Analyst but the 63-year-old is very much a trusted confidant of Mourinho, having worked with him at Real Madrid and Manchester United previously.

He was part of the team that the Spurs boss bought to North London when he arrived in November, along with assistant coach, Joao Sacramento and goalkeeping coach, Nuno Santos.

Castles has revealed that Formosinho does not have any other job lined up but has made up his mind to quit Tottenham at the end of the season.

He is said to have informed Mourinho of his desire to have his contract terminated and the 57-year-old is reportedly on the lookout for a replacement for next season.

Castles claims that Formosinho should not be a major loss for the Tottenham boss as he never had a much of an input in his decision making, compared to the likes of Sacramento.

Therefore, he suggests that Formosinho should be easily replaceable if and when he departs.

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Formosinho might not be a major loss in terms of his importance to the way we set up. However, any changes to Jose’s coaching staff that he himself did not intend, must surely not do him any favours. Hopefully, this does not disrupt his plans for the remainder of the season or going forward into next campaign. With the number of contacts Jose probably has in the footballing world, I suspect finding a replacement for Formosinho will not be much of a challenge.

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