The Athletic journalist Oliver Kay has described Jose Mourinho’s first three months in charge of Tottenham Hotspur as “ok”.
Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as head coach in December and has led the team up the Premier League table into sixth position, just four points off fourth-placed Chelsea.
Spurs have lost their last two matches, though, suffering a 1-0 home defeat to RB Leipzig in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash on February 19 before going down 2-1 at Chelsea in the league on Saturday.
Kay admits that he was “never convinced” by the Portuguese at Manchester United and ‘still has reservations’ when it comes to the experienced manager at Tottenham.
However, the journalist has claimed that the 57-year-old has been “far better” than some of the critics have suggested.
It will certainly be interesting to see whether Mourinho can lead Spurs to a top-four finish, but his task has been made a lot harder with both Harry Kane and Son Heung-min currently on the sidelines.
Kay’s tweet can be seen below:
Column on Mourinho at Tottenham. I was never convinced by him at #MUFC and still have reservations about him at #THFC, but … I think the first three months have been ok — not great at all but far better than the more vehement Jose-sceptics suggest https://t.co/8EaPRookaf #THFC
— Oliver Kay (@OliverKay) February 25, 2020