In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Steve Bull, who is a Wolves Hall of Famer, believes that Jose Mourinho is not the same type of manager as he was at Chelsea, labelling him the “sheepish one”.
Mourinho has experienced mixed fortunes since succeeding Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs, but he does have a Carabao Cup final later this month which could be Tottenham’s first piece of silverware since 2008.
When he arrived at Chelsea for the first time, Mourinho labelled himself as ‘the special one’ which he backed up by winning back-to-back Premier League titles as well as an FA Cup and League Cup.
Speaking on how Mourinho comes across now and what has changed from the point of view of an outsider looking in, Bull told FFC:
“He came over here as the special one and made players want to play for him, but he’s not showing any glimpses of what he had at Chelsea.
“When he was at Chelsea he had that hunger, but he’s come back as the sheepish one at Tottenham without saying a word, not stand from his box and the players haven’t delivered for him.”
Spurs find themselves five points off the top four after draws with Newcastle United and Everton were sandwiched by a home reverse against Manchester United.
Mourinho has struggled to keep everyone on his side after falling out with both Dele Alli and Gareth Bale publicly known, and now players like Matt Doherty and Toby Alderweireld are being left out of the team and/or the squad.