Tottenham news: Robinson drops bold verdict on Mourinho future

By Paul Robinson

25th Feb, 2021 | 10:00am

Forget Rodgers: Mourinho will turn it around if Tottenham stick with him - Robinson

Jose Mourinho is the right man for Tottenham and chairman Daniel Levy must stick with him.

That is according to former White Hart Lane number one Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the mounting pressure on the 58-year-old’s position in north London.

Spurs have lost five of their last six Premier League games and there is a growing consensus among fans that ‘The Special One’ should be sacked.

The Telegraph report RB Leipzig’s highly-rated manager Julian Nagelsmann to be the club’s first choice to replace Mourinho if results do not improve.

Football Insider understands Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers will also be considered in such an eventuality.

When asked for his verdict on whether longstanding chairman Levy should sack Mourinho, Paul Robinson told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs: “The pressure is on Mourinho at the moment, that’s for sure.

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“Things have not being going right and results are not great but he still needs time.

“I do not think there is as much pressure on him as there might be though because stadiums are empty.

“Even when Spurs were top of the league, the fans were not overly pleased with the football being played. Now they are ninth…

“The stadiums are empty though so fans are not able to voice their opinions as easily. I think he would be under huge pressure if fans the stadium was full. I think it will work in everyone’s favour though because I do genuinely believe that he will get it right at Spurs.

“He has assembled a great squad and I think he is the right man to do it. It is difficult to achieve overnight success.

“Solskjaer is a perfect example of how giving a manager time pays dividends. I know it is difficult for some fans but the club need to stick by him.” 

In other news, Alan Hutton claims Jose Mourinho has thrown Tottenham stars ‘under the bus’ with his latest comments.