Rio Ferdinand, Glenn Hoddle, and Peter Crouch were in the studio for BT Sport to preview Jose Mourinho’s first home game as Spurs manager as they take on Olympiacos.
Ahead of the game, the trio got into a discussion on the merits of Mourinho’s appointment and both Ferdinand and Hoddle backed Daniel Levy’s decision.
While Ferdinand suggested that Tottenham were crying out for a serial winner like Mourinho to finally help them get over the line and land some silverware, Hoddle insisted that it was the right appointment for the club at the right time.
The former Spurs midfielder also suggested that Levy might have been concerned that Arsenal would have got Mourinho if he hadn’t appointed him first.
Watch the full discussion below:
"When I first saw Mourinho I used to love watching him on TV, he was Box Office, there was a spark. Then all of a sudden he became miserable and down-beat." – @rioferdy5
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 26, 2019
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While I was sceptical about the decision when the appointment was made, just one week into Mourinho’s time at the club, you could already see that he has a winning mentality, something Pochettino lacked. However, Hoddle is right in saying that it was only because of the work that Pochettino did that Spurs were able to attract someone like Mourinho.
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