Jose Mourinho sacking could revive Troy Parrott’s Spurs career
If you were to ask football supporters what the main traits of Jose Mourinho’s management style was, you’ll likely hear plenty of diverse answers depending on who you ask.
Ask a Chelsea fan, and they will likely tell you about his attitude to winning every possible game not matter how poor on the eye the performance is. Ask a Manchester United supporter, and they will tell you of a man who underutilised the players he had in the squad whilst saying Mourinho never blamed bad results on himself.
Yet one common answer that will likely be said when it comes to asking about Mourinho and how he operates as a football manager, that being his unwillingness to play youth players no matter how desperate a position in the squad needs someone to fill out the role.
Indeed, Tottenham fans experienced this first-hand last season, when injury to Harry Kane and Heung-min Son meant that the club had no recognised striker in the senior squad. Except, there was, in the form of teenage striker Troy Parrott. Yet despite this, the Irish attacker saw little-to-no action for Spurs in the first-team.
The Dublin-born attacker was, and still is, highly rated at Spurs, with former Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert describing Parrott to TWTD as ‘different class’, and the news of Mourinho’s sacking this week as confirmed on the club’s official website could allow the Irish international a chance to finally show he has the quality to be a part of the first-team.
Although the attacker has struggled in his first full season playing senior football, with Parrott scoring just one goal in two separate loan spells with Millwall and Ipswich, the former Belvedere FC attacker has shown he has the attacking quality to make the step-up in time.
Parrott was ruthless at youth level for Spurs in both the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons, with the striker scoring 30 goals in 39 appearances for the north London side, and with the likes of Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah and Manchester United attacker Mason Greenwood putting up similar numbers in the development leagues and going on to do well in the first-team, the hope is there for the Tottenham youngster to make that step into the senior squad and impress whoever takes over as manager in the future.
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