Jose Mourinho ‘not a bad manager but his tactics are outdated’ as reports claim Tottenham manager could be SACKED if he doesn’t make top four

Jose Mourinho ‘not a bad manager but his tactics are outdated’ as reports claim Tottenham manager could be SACKED if he doesn’t make top four
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Jose Mourinho is a manager whose tactics are ‘outdated’ talkSPORT has been told amid reports he will be sacked if Tottenham do not make the top four this season.

Spurs crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday night as they were humbled 3-2 on aggregate by Dinamo Zagreb, squandering a two-goal advantage from the first-leg.

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Jose Mourinho is under pressure at Tottenham

Had they won the Europa League, it would have guaranteed them a place in the Champions League.

Now they must climb from eighth to catch Chelsea in fourth – who have a six-point advantage.

Mail Online claim that Mourinho’s job is on the line should he not achieve the top four as club officials consider moves for Julian Nagelsmann and Brendan Rodgers.

The Athletic reports there is no break clause in Mourinho’s contract, which does not expire until 2023.

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Tottenham crashed out of Europe to Dinamo Zagreb

It means that Spurs would likely have to make a significant payout should they want to go in a different direction.

Tottenham still have the Carabao Cup final to play next month but face a strong Man City side.

Questions are being asked about Mourinho for the apparent lack of progress made this season.

Former Spurs striker Darren Bent thinks if they win the trophy then it will merely paper over the cracks.

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Darren Bent thinks Jose Mourinho’s tactics are outdated

Speaking on Friday’s Drive, Bent said: “I wouldn’t say he’s a bad manager, but I just think for whatever reason his tactics might be a bit dated now. 

“He was brought in to win trophies. He was never going to be a manager that was brought in as a project – three or four years down the line he’s going to be building teams. That was Pochettino.

“When they got rid of Poch when they did, and we know they were on the decline then, they brought in Jose Mourinho to win a trophy.

“It will paper over the cracks. A lot of people had put them and United as favourites. The fact they went out like they did against Zagreb – I don’t think winning the League Cup is enough. 

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Mourinho reportedly must make the top four this season

“At the end of the season if he was to go, they sacked him or he walked, he’d go ‘I did my job, I won them a trophy’.”

Fans have been quite vocal about wanting Mourinho out following the defeat last night and Bent thinks that might have something to do with their relationship to his predecessor.

“They didn’t want him in the first place and that comes from absolutely loving Poch,” Bent said.

“Poch did a great job in terms of turning that football club around, got to a League Cup final, Champions League final, and sustained top four a fair few times.

“The Spurs fans in general enjoyed watching that Spurs team. It got a bit dated towards the end but that’s investment.

“It was quite sad last night. They should not lose that tie. I could not see another winner. The fact they lost 3-2 could arguably be their biggest shock in history in terms of European football.”