It was another day at work for Jose Mourinho, and another important win for Tottenham Hotspur, who came from behind to beat Olympiacos 4-2 in the Champions League.
It’s only been two matches in charge for Mou, but you’d get the feel the Portuguese may not hit the rock as quick as several reports may suggest.
Jose Mourinho has been tagged the Bogeyman, following the terms of his dismissal from Real Madrid, Chelsea, and Manchester United. A destroyer of teams most would say.
However, we easily forget the good the manager has done during this time, not to speak of his records at Porto and Inter Milan. Sure, Mourinho’s biggest defect is his inability to keep his anger to himself, but as well that in some way could be a good thing.
With Tottenham Hotspur, however, the demand for success is high, but expectations are low.
At Spurs, Jose Mourinho won’t have to try too much
Pochettino raised the bar quite high for a club like Tottenham Hotspur. But if everything goes as planned, Jose Mourinho should blow the bar off the roof.
Forget the antics, Mou hasn’t lost it yet. Simply painted black by a selected few, who probably only see a one-sided view of the situation.
We often do forget that success is a process, and unless you’ve been flooded with cash like Pep Guardiola during his early-season at Manchester City, then a thousand patience is needed.
With Tottenham Hotspur, the first requirement is a trophy at the least, something Jose Mourinho is much too familiar with.
The white Lily’s have without a doubt grown enough to deserve one. But for some reason have failed to secure any. This will be Jose Mourinho’s first tactical approach to boosting confidence, keeping his job and cultivating an unwavering winning mentality. That too, and a Champions League qualification.
At Manchester United, the demand was not just any trophy. They’ve been bathed in European glory, and so nothing substantial is worth it. However, with Tottenham Hotspur, Jose Mourinho can walk the stages, something the pressure never allowed him to do at United.