Pressing the panic button during difficult times Is one thing that can never be ruled out in humanity. Most time, it often turned to a self-destruction button.
The sacking of Poch is nothing but fear of failure that will greatly return Daniel Levy and Spurs back to the best mid-table team that was before the appointment of Mourichio Pochetino in 2014.
Tottenham was only one of the best amongst mid-table teams In the last few decades, with only one UCL group stage appearance over the last two decades with a visible plan and sense of direction.
Many good-average coaches have been on Spurs bench trying to so hard to make the North Londoners force to reckon with in Premier League and ruffle shoulders with the big boys in the European scene, with a good fortune spent, but less or no result were achieved.
From Jacques Santini to Martin Jol, to one-time Spanish toast, Juande Ramos, to one time English best coach Harry Redknapp, Andreas Villas-Boas, Tim Shearwood were all tried with good investment to compete in the Premier League but all failed in flying color.
In 2014 summer window, Mauricio Pochetino was announced as the head of Tottenham, after one and a half-season at Southampton guiding them to 8th on the table in 2014, their best-placed finish in ten years.
After becoming Spurs’ tenth manager in 12 years with no visible success in the past, Poch guided the North Londoners to the league cup final against eventual winners, Chelsea in 2015.
Pochetino builds a successful team with little or no funds and led by academy graduates and lowkey bought footballers in the likes of Dele Alli, Eric Dier to change Tottenham’s story from being a regular EPL team to consistent Top 4 candidate and Champions League finalist.
Not winning a single title with them might be the dent on his achievement with Spurs.
Why Mourinho appointment will fail
Mou is the type of coach that loves a big challenge, but a serial complainer once things are not going his way. In the summer of 2018, during the pre-season in the USA, Mourinho complained bitterly to the press, mainly because Man United director, Ed Woodward was unable to get him the caliber of players he requires to make the Manchester-based club a title challenger, even predicted the worse for Man United in 18/19 season for a team that finished second in previous season.
Daniel Levy is ten times what Ed Woodward is. A strict negotiator, proven frugal and unperturbed CEO. All these are what Mourinho bitterly complained of during his reign as United manager.
Mauricio Pochetino stayed for 18 months without signing a single player, but still, against all odds, he guided Spurs to UCL final and came fourth in the league.
Most of the current crop of Tottenham players do not possess what Mourinho requires in his players for success. A valid pragmatic, successful coach like the ‘Special One’ requires solid footballers like his successful days at Inter Milan and Chelsea.
80% of current Spurs players are Silky and stylish footballers which Mou would find difficult to achieve his desired result with at Real Madrid and Man United which led to his departure at both clubs.
Tottenham doesn’t have the likes or anything semblance in the mode of Micheal Essien, Sulley Muntari, Lampard, Terry, Motta, Lucio, Eto’o, Ballack, Costinha who were the spine of Mourinho most successful era.
Mourinho is one of the biggest coaches in today’s football and Spurs will be delighted to have him run the affairs of the team. But his constant criticism of his own players, staff and his bosses in his previous jobs would be the greatest obstacle that will make it difficult for the marriage of MOU and SPURS not to work.
Judging by the fact Daniel Levy might be once again reluctant to spend millions on transfer, and Mourinho will always demand to buy the players that suit his idea will be the first crack in the marriage.
Most of the current senior players at the ‘New White Lane’ have two or fewer years on their contracts.
Mourinho who had spent in the past and has failed, Spurs have spent in the past and have failed too, and the newly built stadium has even made Levy not go on spending spree like he has done in the past under Andreas Villas-Boas, and that has made Tottenham’s CEO settle for long term project in which Mourinho is totally the opposite off.
All Mourinho’s success has been based on short term and huge amounts spent from Chelsea to Manchester United.
His recent decline has shown that he is not the man for the Spurs new project. He finished third on the log in his last season at Madrid, left Chelsea fourteen on the log and was fired by Manchester United when he was busily perambulating from sixth to sixth.
His willingness not to move his family away from their London home might another reason why he took the job he vowed not to take in the past, not because of the love of the new spurs project
Once the results result are not coming in as expected, the Mourinho will start being the usual Mourinho, and Levy will decide to pull the plug the same way he did on Pochetino.
The special one will definitely land another big job in European football and Spurs and Daniel Levy might be successfully relegated back to the mid-table class team that they are used to be with the emergence of Leicester City right now.