In April of this year, EPL Talk speculated that Tottenham Hotspur could be Jose Mourinho’s next destination.
EPL Talk was derided for the article by Spurs fans who proclaimed “Rubbish” and “Stick with Jol and do it the Spurs way,” and even “Give me Jol anytime, moaner Mourinho is not wanted by Chelsea and definitely not Tottenham, we are getting there and the five year plan is working well.” And those were some of the nice things that were said in the comments section!
However, now that Mourinho has left and Martin Jol’s position at Spurs is as precarious as ever, now would be the perfect time for The Special One to take over the top position at White Hart Lane. If Tottenham misses this opportunity to act, they can kiss their chances of ever getting Mourinho and they can kiss their chances of winning a trophy or having a successful season in the near future.
Mourinho could make an immediate impact at Tottenham as he did at Chelsea where Claudio Ranieri had the foundation of a good team (as Spurs has) but was unable to turn that into a consistent record on the pitch.
Tactically, Mourinho would make a massive difference at Spurs overnight. Instead of the white half of North London giving up their one-nil leads and eventually losing more times than I care to remember under Jol, Mourinho would be able to give Spurs the experience of how to hold on to those leads.
If Tottenham wants to be a top four club and wants to win silverware, it needs to be audacious and focused on acquiring Mourinho’s signature. This isn’t a time for the club to dawdle. They need to act now and act fast.