What are the challenges facing Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho?
Former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was appointed as Tottenham Hotspur manager on November 20. Spurs, who are 14th in the Premier League 2019-20 season, sacked Mauricio Pochettino after him being at the helm for more than five years. Jose comes to Spurs after having been sacked by Manchester United in December 2018. Here are the challenges facing the Spurs boss.
Jose needs to change domestic form of Spurs
Spurs have managed just three wins from 12 matches in the Premier League this season. They are yet to win a match since September 28 in the EPL. The London giants are yet to register an away win in the league since January 2019. The confidence is low at the moment and they face West Ham away from home on Saturday in gameweek 13.
Get Alli and Eriksen firing again
Two of Tottenham's star players Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen have been enduring a poor form since quite some time now. The two need some proper guidance and direction to get that spark. Eriksen's contract issue has perhaps also impacted him. Alli has faded rapidly after all the promise over the fast few years. Jose needs to be the man to change their fortunes.
Jose needs to implement a structure at the back
Spurs have conceded 17 goals in EPL this season and nine across four UEFA Champions League games that includes a 7-2 hammering against Bayern Munich. Defensively, Spurs haven't had any sort of control this season and there is a lack of cohesion. Jose is a master in terms of shutting down shop at the back and one can expect him to stir things up.
Win a trophy in the first season itself
Spurs can't win Premier League this term. They are also out of the League Cup. The Champions League and FA Cup titles are still in play. With Jose being a serial winner, expect the Portuguese to throw everything in order to win a trophy. Tottenham last won something in 2007-08 season. It has been a long time and they need magic from Special One.