Another defeat over the weekend has poured fresh doubts into Mourinho’s future as Spurs manager.
Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle has labeled rumors questioning Jose Mourinho’s future as ‘ridiculous’ and insists the manager’s successful background has earned him the right to be given more time.
Spurs fell to a fifth defeat in six Premier League games during Sunday’s 2-1 loss to West Ham United. The Lilywhites have slipped down to ninth place in the standings and nine points outside the top-four spots.
And while Mourinho has guided Spurs to the EFL Cup final and the Europa League knockout stages, the club’s sorry run of results in the league has raised doubts over his long-term future in north London.
Quizzed on whether expects a Mourinho departure, Hoddle told the Evening Standard: “No, I don’t, not at the moment.
“He has been brought in to bring silverware, he is in a cup final. How can you sack somebody who has got a cup final in April? It is ridiculous. That is the reason why he has been brought in.
“Consistency and maybe other things have got to change over time, but I think he has earned the right with what he has done in his career to be given more time.
“As much as I look at Tottenham at times and think we do look an average team. But that is other clubs as well and that can change very quickly. A couple of wins and the confidence can come back.
“There is a lot of calls from fans [for Mourinho to be sacked] but second half against West Ham, who are flying at the moment and are a great side, every attacking option he had was on the pitch. They hit the bar, hit the post and it could have gone a different way.”