Former Tottenham Hotspur captain Graham Roberts insists that Jose Mourinho will not get another job in the Premier League, telling Football FanCast that he is more likely to manage Portugal following his exit from Spurs than someone like Wolves, despite the Portuguese connection.
The club finally pulled the plug on the manager’s reign last week.
He had guided the club to seventh in the Premier League table, while they were also humiliated in the Europa League, as they crashed out after a 3-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia.
He did manage to take Spurs to the Carabao Cup final, which takes place this week, and in which Ryan Mason will lead Spurs out against Manchester City.
Still, the club’s form recently has been on a downward slide, as they have won just one of their last six fixtures in all competitions, including disheartening draws with both Newcastle United and Everton.
It remains to be seen what Mourinho’s next move will be but Roberts insists that there is nowhere left for him to turn in the Premier League, even if his agent Jorge Mendes is heavily involved with the Molineux-based outfit.
And he has instead tipped him to move into international football when the opportunity arises.
He told FFC: “I think it’d be very hard. He’s been at Man United, he’s been at Tottenham, he’s been at Chelsea. What does that leave? Liverpool? No chance. Arsenal? I can’t see it. And Man City, and I definitely can’t see that. So there’s your six big clubs.
“Everton have a good manager. I can’t see that one. West Ham are doing really well. Why would they want him? I don’t think any other club would appeal to Mourinho.”
Asked about the possibility of capitalising on the Portuguese connection by moving to Wolves, where the pressure is building on Nuno Santo because of results like the 4-0 defeat to Burnley at the weekend, Roberts added: “No, I don’t see it. I think Jose Mourinho probably will be the next Portugal manager when this one goes.”