“What the team needs” – Spurs fans react as Julian Nagelsmann could replace Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho has been given four games to save his job as Tottenham manager or face being replaced at the club by Julian Nagelsmann, according to reports in The Telegraph.
Spurs’ recent form has been nothing short of horrendous, with the North London club losing five of their past six Premier League games and falling to a 5-4 defeat to Everton in the FA Cup.
Mourinho is going through one of the worst runs of his illustrious career and has just 12 days to save his job at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Next up for Spurs is a home tie against Wolfsberger in the Europa League round of 32, Mourinho’s men lead the tie 4-1 from last week’s first-leg and progress should be confirmed on Wednesday evening.
The following three league games are the ones that could define Tottenham’s season and Mourinho’s career at Spurs.
Matches against three sides in the bottom half of the table give the Portuguese the opportunity to end the awful slump and get Spurs’ European qualification hopes back on track.
Tottenham face Burnley at home, before a visit to West London to take on Fulham and then another London clash when they entertain Crystal Palace.
If Mourinho fails to secure the support of his chairman after this run of games German Nagelsmann is being lined up as his replacement.
The 33-year-old RB Leipzig manager is thought to be not willing to leave the Bundesliga mid-season but could move to London in the summer to take up the reigns and the fans have been reacting to the news.
A change in manager has excited a large portion of the fan base with fans claiming ‘this is what the team needs’ and ‘ He’s the next big thing.’ However, just as many Tottenham fans are on the opposite side of the argument and think that appointing such a young manager with no trophies to his name would be a huge risk.
‘Why the excitement? What’s this dude ever won?’ and He’s 33 and never won a thing.’ just two of the reactions from Spurs fans.
Other Tottenham fans have pointed out that in their opinion the issue is not with the manager but with the squad itself and even if Nagelsmann were to join he ‘would need to bring in a new defence’.
Mourinho has four matches to prove to the chairman and the fan base that he is the man to lead Spurs into the end of March and April where they face stiff challenges against North London rivals Arsenal and a League Cup final vs Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.