Tottenham supremo Daniel Levy reportedly ‘feels sorry’ for Jose Mourinho despite Spurs’ recent poor form, while an ex-Leeds great believes the Portuguese’s position is “in trouble.”
Tottenham have slipped to ninth position in the league after a run of four defeats in their last five.
Securing the riches of Champions League qualification has taken on greater importance during the Covid-19 pandemic.
With revenues down across the board, a recent report detailed how a big sale could be ‘inevitable’ in North London.
Speculation has begun to swirl over Mourinho’s position as manager at the club. Regardless, both Mourinho and Son Heung-min have come out fighting against the rumours.
They state Harry Kane’s recent absence is a factor behind Levy’s sympathy. The England international has been in sensational form this season, but recently missed matches due to a double ankle knock sustained in their defeat to Liverpool.
Additionally, any potential Levy disgruntlement is offset by the fact they remain in contention to win the Carabao Cup.
Tottenham documentary was damaging – Johnny Giles
Former Man Utd and Leeds star, Johnny Giles, believes Mourinho’s position is under threat, however.
Speaking via the Daily Express, Giles pinpointed the ‘All or Nothing’ documentary centred around the club as a moment where things started to go south.
“They are certainly in trouble, Mourinho is in trouble,” he said.
“A lot of it goes back to that documentary in the summer? I watched that documentary and things happened in that documentary that should never happen in a football club.
“First of all, whatever happens in the dressing room stays in the dressing room.
“There has to be a sense of trust between the manager and the players. I was very lucky that I played in a Leeds United team for 12 years with a very good manager and a good set of lads.
“There were big rows. Especially with big Jack. Jack would be involved in nearly all of them! Don would have a go at me, he’d have a go at Norman Hunter – it never became public. That is the way that it is supposed to be.
“Next thing, you have a documentary with Daniel Levy getting involved in it; you have Mourinho getting on to Dele Alli at that particular time.
“At the moment, looking at it last week when the match with Manchester City was finished – when they had a right hiding.
“I don’t know if you noticed, but he started putting his arms around the players – they didn’t want to know.
“Then after the match, he’s saying ‘I can’t say anything about the players, they did this, that and the other..’ – in other words, ‘I’m trying to get back with the players.’
“They weren’t good. They weren’t having a go for him.”