Jose Mourinho was hired as Tottenham Hotspur manager in November 2019, with some understandable doubts about his suitability for the role.
His last days at Manchester United came as a bit of a surprise as his time at the top was over and his team’s loneliness and lack of expression in the dugout was such.
However, just 12 months after his appointment, he currently has 20 points from nine games at the top of the Premier League table.
So, what has changed for Mourinho? Old Trafford doesn’t have that now what?
Mourinho significantly disagreed with the United board to create the signatures he wanted in the summer of 2018, The most important issue About the failure to land on one of the director’s central defensive goals after costly moves for Eric Bailey and Victor Lindloff the previous season.
A. Spurs However, the manager has identified the main goals and given the green light to bring them to the manager’s third season, whether it will be implemented in the same way is certainly a matter of debate, but he is currently being supported.
As we saw the benefits of this targeted approach rip in the summer, the main goal of the Pierre-Emile Hajj was more or less the moment it became clear that the former Southampton man would be available – with immediate effect on this pitch.
Part of the reason things go so far as to swim is the presence of an established partnership in the attack.
As Harry Kane’s role under Marihino evolved, his understanding with son Hyung-min predates the arrival of the Portuguese manager.
There has never been such a relationship Approved Thanks to Mourinho as part of his own decision-making, to develop at Old Trafford.
Introducing Zlatan Ibrahimovic in this segment in 2016, he considered the attack a sure thing, but he made room by spending time developing relationships like Anthony Marshall and Marcus Rashford.
Even when Sweden was less criticized and headed for the exit door, the identity of Alexis Sanchez further hindered this national development.
If Marshall and Rashford had been more established in their partnership by the time Mourinho arrived – as was the case with Ken and his son – he would have felt confident enough to work with what he had. Instead, he forced himself to regain regularity in the attack for the loss of his team.
As was the case with Ibrahimovic in the first season, there is an argument that Mourinho’s efforts to develop something sustainable at Old Trafford were hampered by David de Gea’s short-term performances in his second year as manager.
The goalkeeper’s form helped fill the gaps elsewhere in the squad and was seen as reasonable evidence in favor of higher ups that defensive recruitment was unnecessary, and yet soon after the 2017/18 form returned from above mere average goalkeeping, the wheel began to come off.
Although Hugo Loris is not a limited goalkeeper at any end, Mourinho now knows that any superhuman presence in the sticks will not carry him on repeated bail. This has forced his hand a bit, requiring a more solid all-round approach.
Tottenham were not afraid to absorb the pressure on Mourinho’s system, picking up their three wins in the league games where they had less than 50% possession Statsbomb / FBRF ), But it has become a vision of integration as a team rather than reliance on one person, meaning there are plenty of people to remove the danger when needed.
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While we’re only playing a few major games in the new season, it would be a mistake to take the development of the Spurs too far under Mourinho. There are still areas of fragility, and the team can inflict irreparable damage even after injuring one or two key men.
However, the difference between his team this season and the one he has left at Manchester is nothing more than an exaggeration, and we can certainly point in significant ways where he seems to have grown along with opportunities as well as application.
The strategy is now continuing it.