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Opinion: Mourinho won’t have more freedom at Tottenham

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We need to talk about the main reason we believe Jose Mourinho won’t have more freedom with transfers at Tottenham Hotspur.

Even though he just arrived as the new Tottenham Hotspur manager, we are convinced that Jose Mourinho won’t have the freedom to do as he pleases.

The Portuguese manager was convinced of taking the job due to the club’s infrastructure, but he doesn’t seem to mind about the protocols they usually follow.

Chairman Daniel Levy is famous for not spending too much money on players, which is something that Jose Mourinho obviously wants.

In mostly every club he’s ever coached, the boss tends to have a deep-pocketed owner that will allow him to go after any player he wants.

Although Jose hasn’t always taken advantage of this situation, there were times in which he has gone after high-profile players.

This was the case at Manchester United, he gave the okay to Paul Pogba’s arrival during the same time in which he started coaching the squad.

At Chelsea, Jose Mourinho was smarter by bringing players who were unknown but were bound to become world-class stars.

The memory of the manager demanding Roman Abramovich to sign Didier Drogba is still fresh, the Ivorian striker became one of the Premier League’s all-time greats.

Real Madrid has a similar connotation, as Mourinho never wanted to spend big money on the players he recommended. 

Jose needs to analyze his situation a little better if he thinks he will have the same freedom as he did in his previous clubs.

Daniel Levy never wants to spend more than he needs to, plus he is still paying the stadium that the club just unveiled last season.

There are reports of the chairman already telling Jose that he is not going to get new players during the winter transfer window.

But we believe this relationship will keep deteriorating as it usually does between Levy and all his managers.

Jose also needs to understand that his previous results at clubs such as Real Madrid and Manchester United, are the reason he was signed by Tottenham Hotspur.

Even if we can tell that the Spurs have grown dramatically over the last five years, they are still one of the squads that are least expected to win titles in English football.

Perhaps Jose is the man who can change this dynamic inside the club, but he landed this job only because other clubs weren’t that keen on signing him.

The only way in which Mourinho will go back to those elite clubs he represented in the past, is by winning titles at the North London club.

The relationship between chairman and manager will be key to let us know how capable Tottenham Hotspur is to risk a little more in order to win some silverware. 

Mourinho can find transfer loopholes. 

The only way in which Jose Mourinho can convince Daniel Levy to spend more money on players is by winning titles.

With this in mind, Jose is the right man to sign less expensive footballers and still improve the squad to the highest level.

Jose still knows the names who can come to the Spurs and help the squad win more titles, one of these players is Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Jose knows that the Swedish striker is still hurt because he didn’t play for the time he wanted at Manchester United, this leaves the door open for a possible return.

Not having enough freedom at his new club doesn’t mean that Jose won’t try to use every shortcut he can find in order to improve the team’s roster.

Levy will start agreeing to more expensive players on the day he realizes that Jose is the right man for the job.

We still don’t know which players will part of Tottenham Hotspur next season, but we will keep you posted about any transfer decision that the club makes.

For now, Jose will have to work with the players he has.

The first step in the right direction is to recover the players who are not playing regularly right now, then he will have time to think about transfers. 


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