Balague explains why Spurs could be in ‘trouble’ under Mourinho

Guillem Balague reckons Tottenham could be in “trouble and quickly” if chairman Daniel Levy imposes the “same restrictions” on Jose Mourinho as he did with Mauricio Pochettino.

Former Manchester United and Chelsea boss Mourinho has been named as the new Spurs head coach following the sacking of Pochettino on Tuesday.

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Mourinho, who won three Premier League titles with Chelsea, had been out of the game since his reign at United ended in bitter fashion last December.

Pochettino, who had to contend with playing home games at Wembley for 18 months, viewed the run to the Champions League final last season as the end of a chapter and warned of a “painful rebuild” this summer.

However, there were reports that Pochettino was disappointed with the club’s backing in the transfer window and Balague believes that Tottenham can’t afford to make the sense mistakes with Mourinho.

Balague told BBC Radio 5 Live: “The timing is a little strange I think. None of Pochettino’s backroom staff saw this coming even in the early afternoon of yesterday.

“It feels like Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino reached the end of the road.

“Mauricio has been warning for two years that the team needed recycling and he wanted the club to make smarter, faster decision in the transfer market. It was not just about the amount of money being spent but how they were approaching the transfer market.

“I think, with the new stadium, Tottenham needed a name to promote the value of the club and Mourinho is certainly that. But I guarantee you if that Levy puts the same restrictions on Mourinho that Pochettino has there will be trouble. And quickly.”

 

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