Jose Mourinho snubbed the opportunity to work with Real Madrid’s squad, feeling he could do more with Tottenham’s, according to the Evening Standard.
They report that the Portuguese is happy with the players he inherited and is excited about working with a group he feels is capable of finishing in the top four and winning the Champions League.
The report goes on to say that Mourinho understands that Daniel Levy won’t spend huge sums in January, even if Christian Eriksen is moved on next month, which represents the final chance to get value for him before his contract runs out.
And Mourinho apparently felt that Madrid’s squad was coming to the end of a cycle, whereas there is still mileage in Tottenham’s ranks.
TBR’s View – Mourinho must hope fresh ideas can energise this Spurs team
The feeling when Mauricio Pochettino stopped getting the best out of this Tottenham squad was that they were a group in need of a refresh.
Daniel Levy was never going to sanction that in the form of huge financial investment, so it must come from new ideas.
That’s what Mourinho must hope. And that represents a new challenge for a manager who has relied on heavy investment to transform the fortunes of every club he has managed so far.