In early January, I had a look at Jose Mourinho’s win record a Spurs after his first 12 games in charge of the club. After last night’s FA Cup fifth-round loss to Norwich City on penalties, I felt it was time to revisit the manager’s win record.
Mourinho drew the ire of Tottenham Hotspur supporters by not even watching his team in the penalty shoot out versus Norwich City. Tim Krul’s heroics helped Norwich City progress to the last eight. Based on Tottenham Hotspur’s poor play against Norwich City this season, fans would hardly know the Canaries are bottom of the Premier League table.
From the outside looking in and taking Spurs’ dramatic win over Manchester City at home out of the equation, the Mourinho experiment has gone poorly. Tottenham Hotspur have now lost four straight games in all competitions with RB Leipzig, Chelsea, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Norwich City winning against the London club.
Thing about Mourinho and his ways is that when he first came to England, not only was he a much better coach, but there was a shock factor to his antics. But now he’s just a bitter old bastard, been left behind by others, and this sort of stuff people just laugh at. pic.twitter.com/B6fsS0VIL2
— Dr. Kenneth (@NiceGuyKenny) March 5, 2020
Spurs no longer have an identity which was something Mauricio Pochettino worked hard to craft. Mourinho immediately ripped up Pochettino’s gameplan and style of play and Spurs have been difficult to watch since the Portuguese boss took over. It isn’t too different to the way Manchester United looked in Mourinho’s second and third seasons at Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho’s win record
Mourinho has been in charge of 24 games at Tottenham Hotspur since taking over in November. The manager has posted an 11W-4D-9L record since arriving at the club. Mourinho has posted a 45.8 win percentage at Tottenham Hotspur after 24 matches. It is the lowest win rate of his career since coaching Portugal’s União de Leiria. He only lasted 20 matches in charge of União de Leiria.
Who need to buy players, when you can send agents to clubs. Petr Cech at Arsenal, Luiz now at Arsenal. Matic at Man Utd and now Jose Mourinho at Spurs. Look how he does not give a crap about the penalty shootout last night. pic.twitter.com/3XfKsfzRcc
— Frank Khalid (@FrankKhalidUK) March 5, 2020
The manager hasn’t shored up Tottenham Hotspur’s leaky defence as they have conceded 37 goals in all competitions. Spurs haven’t kept a clean sheet since the 2nd of February in their 2-0 win against Manchester City. Just three of Spurs’ 24 games in all competitions have ended in clean sheets.
Why did Spurs hire Mourinho? His appointment seemed a short-term appointment when it was made and based on the results, it doesn’t look like he will be there long. It is likely Mourinho will demand new personnel in the summer. Will he get it or will there be issues just like in his final season at Old Trafford?