Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

How do you feel about Mourinho appointment

  • Excited - silverware here we come baby

    Votes: 614 59.3%
  • Meh - will give him a chance and hope he is successful

    Votes: 373 36.0%
  • Horrified - praying for the day he'll fuck off

    Votes: 48 4.6%

  • Total voters
    1,035

chelmyid

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Has everyone considered that we may well have changed as a club financially and we will start to see that now.
We spent good money this summer with a couple of players being on big big money and we know there were or are big contracts on the table for players presently
I also found it staggering that we are now paying our manager the second highest salary in world football - just let that sink in for a second.
Now I’m not saying we will spend like city - but I wouldn’t be surprised if (as a few itks have alluded to) we will now start seeing the benefit of our stadium move, stature change and champs final visit.
That’s actually why I agree with the poch change being needed - that momentum can not be lost and It was looking more likely with every game that passed
 

1882andallthat

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So by the same token if we do win a trophy then we all have to accept it's all on Levy's back and give him the credit?
One thing that is now pretty obvious is that Mourinho isn't going to get the usual honeymoon period so let's hope he hits the ground running with a win at West Ham.
Absolutely, I've no problems with giving Levy the credit if it all pays off. If I'm prepared to say it's all on him when the world and their other halves know what Mourinho is capable of if he gets it wrong then in equal measure he should get the credit for being bold as the world and their other halves also know what Mourinho is capable of if it goes right.
 

Graysonti

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So much has been written and said about Mourinho. One thing is as clear as day, and excuse the pun, but in the end all Spurs fans should be united on this.

If it all goes terribly wrong, and to make matters worse, we end up being the only side he's ever managed that doesn't win silverware and it all ends in the same acrimonious way it does with all the other clubs he has left there can and should be no doubt whatsoever that this should all be on Levy's shoulders !

There can and should be no excuses this time for Levy, no one at this club should be trying to even defend Levy for this, if it all goes pear shaped and we don't even see any of the silver lined good bits.

I hope it doesn't happen pan out this way, and I'm not even saying it will, I'm simply saying that there is a risk that it could. It's not as if Levy can say he didn't go into this with his eyes shut, or he can say that he was either completely or even mildly unaware of what could possibly go wrong, the entire bloody world in this case knows only too well what could go wrong.

I think this is as bold as Levy has gone in any gamble, and there can and should be no hiding place if the Mourinho gamble fails so badly here and Poch succeeds so well elsewhere. If that happens we will quite rightly face the full force and ridicule and eternal told you so's that any football club has ever faced.

Only time will tell what will happen.....let's all hope, me included that it doesn't begin, happen and end in the way many know it could.
Why ?

Our manager was not performing so he went out and paid TOP RATE to get a top class replacement - remit to deliver top 4 and a pot.

We spent decent in the summer with a decent budget promised in Jan and 2020.

What more can he do.

Plus if you don’t like it, unless you are going to pay the price he wants for the club, there is nothing you can do except not attend and/or buy related products.
 

Johnny J

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I don’t think the club is in a position to impose such a condition when terminating a contract without notice.
From an employment law POV you're right. Termination without notice in breach of contract (i.e. wrongful dismissal) means any contractual restrictive covenants fall away.

But they might still agree restrictive covenants as part of an exit package.

As a side note, as long as termination isn't in breach of contract, it can be unfair and the restrictive covenants will still bind the employee.
 
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Typical Spurs

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I feel like there's a change already. I worked from home yesterday and listened to talk sport from 8-5, and literally all day it was José and Spurs talk.

BBC football currently has the first 5 stories as José and Spurs. I haven't ever seen that regarding Spurs or any other manager we've had.

In the football world I think we're always seen as 'nice' Tottenham. Try and play the right way but ultimately are never a proper threat. We're not properly feared, or certainly we've become not feared.

I think just having José in charge can give us a psychological advantage. I think teams will start to fear us again. I think he'll make us really hard to beat. Despite things falling apart at utd when he was there, their first 11 was nowhere near at the quality of ours.

Personally I've never been as excited to be a Spurs fan.
 

agrdavidsfan

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Well a strange one yesterday was as the news was filtering through I was on my way to work and out of the abyss my apple musid decided to throw on the dog days are over by Florence and the machine!

whether it was a sign or not I don’t know!
 

Johnny J

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I feel like there's a change already. I worked from home yesterday and listened to talk sport from 8-5, and literally all day it was José and Spurs talk.

BBC football currently has the first 5 stories as José and Spurs. I haven't ever seen that regarding Spurs or any other manager we've had.

In the football world I think we're always seen as 'nice' Tottenham. Try and play the right way but ultimately are never a proper threat. We're not properly feared, or certainly we've become not feared.

I think just having José in charge can give us a psychological advantage. I think teams will start to fear us again. I think he'll make us really hard to beat. Despite things falling apart at utd when he was there, their first 11 was nowhere near at the quality of ours.

Personally I've never been as excited to be a Spurs fan.
I was more excited for the first minute of the CL final.
 

tony0379

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Watch this guys, fascinating. Basically Mourinho describing his tactics in detail on how he beat that fantastic Barcelona team when Inter eventually reached the final of the CL. He is a tactical magician and it’s no wonder why this guy is so successful everywhere he goes. I am so excited at this new era at Spurs under Jose.
Really interesting. Looks like Moura and Son will be definite starters
 

thePessimist

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Has everyone considered that we may well have changed as a club financially and we will start to see that now.
We spent good money this summer with a couple of players being on big big money and we know there were or are big contracts on the table for players presently
I also found it staggering that we are now paying our manager the second highest salary in world football - just let that sink in for a second.
Now I’m not saying we will spend like city - but I wouldn’t be surprised if (as a few itks have alluded to) we will now start seeing the benefit of our stadium move, stature change and champs final visit.
That’s actually why I agree with the poch change being needed - that momentum can not be lost and It was looking more likely with every game that passed
i keep coming back to this too. it seems to be the right time for us to change our ways
 

Shadydan

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So much has been written and said about Mourinho. One thing is as clear as day, and excuse the pun, but in the end all Spurs fans should be united on this.

If it all goes terribly wrong, and to make matters worse, we end up being the only side he's ever managed that doesn't win silverware and it all ends in the same acrimonious way it does with all the other clubs he has left there can and should be no doubt whatsoever that this should all be on Levy's shoulders !

There can and should be no excuses this time for Levy, no one at this club should be trying to even defend Levy for this, if it all goes pear shaped and we don't even see any of the silver lined good bits.

I hope it doesn't happen pan out this way, and I'm not even saying it will, I'm simply saying that there is a risk that it could. It's not as if Levy can say he didn't go into this with his eyes shut, or he can say that he was either completely or even mildly unaware of what could possibly go wrong, the entire bloody world in this case knows only too well what could go wrong.

I think this is as bold as Levy has gone in any gamble, and there can and should be no hiding place if the Mourinho gamble fails so badly here and Poch succeeds so well elsewhere. If that happens we will quite rightly face the full force and ridicule and eternal told you so's that any football club has ever faced.

Only time will tell what will happen.....let's all hope, me included that it doesn't begin, happen and end in the way many know it could.
Do you know how entirely forced and stupid this sounds?
 
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