Multiple factors at play as report claims Levy is growing tired of Mourinho

Date published: Thursday 4th March 2021 9:50 - Robert McCarthy

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The relationship between Daniel Levy and Jose Mourinho at Tottenham is growing increasingly strained, according to reports.

Their have been rumours that the Portuguese is on the brink of the sack after a poor Premier League run.

Mourinho’s cause has been helped progress in the Europa League, plus the thumping 4-0 win over Burnley.

However, there’s a feeling that he is only a couple of bad results away from another crisis brewing.

Spurs’ top-four hopes hand by a thread as they prepare to take on Fulham at Craven Cottage on Thursday night.

There is the prospect of a first trophy since 2008 when Tottenham face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final. But there are no guarantees of victory at Wembley, given City’s remarkable form this season.

A Tottenham source is said to have told Football Insider that while there is still a chance of winning a trophy, Levy will not act.

The report states that Levy and Mourinho are “not the ideal fit”, adding that while Mourinho publically supported Levy when no signings were made in January, privately ‘all is not entirely well’.

As was evidenced in the Amazon series, Levy was clearly impressed by Mourinho’s charisma and immense confidence in his ability.

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Levy losing patience

But Football Insider claims that has ‘started to wear thin’ during a year-and-a-half of working closely together.

Levy, however, will not push the panic button due to several major factors.

The club can still qualify for the Champions League, either by league position or winning the Europa League.

They also have the massive day out against City, plus it would cost up to £35m to sack Mourinho.

Lastly, the report adds that even if Spurs fail to beat City or seal Champions League football – there is still no guarantee that Mourinho would go.

Spurs chiefs still feel that he could get results, even without a big spend this summer – approach that could prove to be a massive gamble.

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