Some Spurs fans on social media have been left extremely impressed by assistant coach Joao Sacramento and believe the 32-year-old has what it takes to be Jose Mourinho’s long-term replacement in the North London hot seat.
Sacramento joined Mourinho’s coaching staff from Lille after the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss succeeded Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham back in late November.
The 32-year-old was formerly a young player in the SC Braga’s youth academy and later served as a video analyst with the Welsh national team after earning a Master’s Degree in Sports Coaching and Performance at the University of South Wales (according to the club’s official website).
However, it was his work as an assistant coach at Monaco and Lille that caught Mourinho’s eye and led to the pair linking up.
Sacramento gave an interview to the club this week in which he lauded the hard work the players have been putting in as well as the togetherness in the squad.
Some fans are so impressed by the Portuguese coach’s words as well as his actions on the touchline that they are convinced the club should consider making him the next head coach.
Manager in waiting 👌🏼
— TAS⚽️ (@coys100) February 4, 2020
Joao Sacramento my future manager 💙 https://t.co/ayE2bzQGfG
— Spursd22 (@SpursD22) February 4, 2020
Since José’s arrival we’ve slowly climbed from 12th to 5th & from 12 to 4 points off the Top 4
He hasn’t done it himself. His assistant, Joao Sacramento has a huge part to play. His progressive take on José’s defensive Football has been vital
He’s just 30. Generational mind⚪️🔵 pic.twitter.com/U2LClDZU9s
— Manny (@Mannythfc) February 3, 2020
I think we are going to love Joao Sacramento when the Amazon Documentary comes out 🔥🔥 https://t.co/jEZvZNII4h
— Michael Hamilton COYS 🇯🇲 (@NLAHamilton) February 3, 2020
If you want someone to learn under not many better than Jose! Very early on but let’s see what happens, extremely fond of him so far 💪🏻
— Dan Scholz (@dscholzy) February 4, 2020
I think he will be our next manager I think Jose will stay short term and Sacramento will take over the team what do others think https://t.co/a06jDToBAG
— No Why Never (@Yid1o) February 5, 2020
Sacramento Jose 2.0 in the future once Jose has led us to glory for years 🤞🏻🙏🏻
A boy can dream ok 😂😂 https://t.co/Vyg7j9At9Y
— Harry (@THFC_HM) February 4, 2020
One day, when Mou is done, I want Sacramento to be the successor. That man has passion. https://t.co/9ylX2dKgR4
— Jose Leonardo Lie (@Jose25Leonardo) February 4, 2020
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It is clear that Jose trusts Sacramento a lot as the pair are constantly bouncing ideas off each other during games. The former Lille coach’s ideas on quick transitions and breaking with speed are being adopted into this Spurs side slowly but surely. It is perhaps Sacramento’s influence that is causing Mourinho to adopt a more offensive approach at Spurs than at previous stints.
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