Opinion: Why Parrott and Tanganga should be optimistic under Mourinho

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Troy Parrott
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Tottenham Hotspur have a new manager in the form of Jose Mourinho, a very different figure than old boss Mauricio Pochettino.

The ‘Special One’ brings a long CV of trophies, albeit with a series of Premier League sackings and a whole host of drama too.

One stereotype that has followed Jose around, and rightly so, is a lack of faith in the youth set-ups at his various clubs.

Mourinho is a very ‘here and now’ type manager. He wants the best players at their very peaks right now, rather than thinking about the long-term development and betterment of the club and youth starlets.

Unfortunately, this does not go hand in hand with the mantra of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, who have a history of developing fantastic young stars.

Mourinho is a big fan of Harry Kane, as many are, but even Kane would not have been discovered without the Spurs academy system.

I get the impression that we are going to see a new and changed Jose at Spurs. I think that Levy has drilled the fact that Tottenham invest in youth and have a certain way of playing.

With this, and the fact that Mourinho is a new manager, I think that the Special One is going to make a statement and put his mark on the Spurs side early.

I believe that he will start to play Tanganga or Parrott, or perhaps even both, within the first month in North London. This will allow him to put his own brand on the starting XI, while also proving a point that he wants to give youth a chance.

In my opinion, Parrott and Tanganga should be very excited and optimistic about the weeks to come.

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