Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed that Daniel Levy is unlikely to consider parting ways with Jose Mourinho until the end of the season.
Mourinho has come under a lot of pressure particularly since Tottenham’s embarrassing 3-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb last month which ended their Europa League hopes.
Reports indicate that that the Portuguese coach is in danger of losing his job if Tottenham fail to finish in the top four this season.
Spurs currently sit three points off West Ham in fourth place with eight games left in the season.
The likes of Brendan Rodgers, Massimiliano Allegri and Diego Simeone have all been mooted as replacements for the 58-year-old (90 min) but it is Julian Nagelsmann whose name has cropped up most often as a potential Mourinho replacement.
Gold did confirm that the RB Leipzig boss has admirers at Spurs but insisted that Daniel Levy is ready to give Mourinho as much time as he can to turn the club’s fortunes around.
When asked about Mourinho’s future in a Q & A with some Tottenham fans, Gold responded: “I think Daniel Levy will give Jose Mourinho as much time as possible to make his decision to bring in the Portuguese work.
“It would be difficult to remove Mourinho if he were to win silverware and get Spurs into the Champions League again.
“Julian Nagelsmann is certainly a manager who has admirers within Tottenham but I would be surprised if a decision was made any time soon by not only Tottenham but the young manager.
“The summer is the cleaner time to take stock and look forward.”
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Alasdair Gold has been quite careful about the way he has addressed the rumours about Mourinho’s future over the last couple of months. The one theme that he seems to be repeating is the fact that Levy still believes that the Portuguese coach can turn things around.
However, Gold has also mentioned a couple of times that Levy will re-evaluate the situation in the summer which seems to hint at the fact that Mourinho’s job is certainly not secure, particularly if we fail to finish in the top four.
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