Jose Mourinho is his own worst enemy after constantly chopping and changing his Tottenham side this season.

That’s according to former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the atmosphere at Spurs.

Mourinho has made some big calls this season and constantly changes his line ups, something Phillips claims is having a detrimental effect on his side.

Phillips insists that Tottenham’s inconsistency is their biggest issue but that Mourinho has earned the right to tinker with his side after such a successful career in management.

“Mourinho can be his own worst enemy can’t he?” Phillips told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.

“He’s not afraid to make decisions and calls over dropping people and leaving them out, that probably sums up his Tottenham career so far. 

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“With Tottenham, it’s the inconsistency. In terms of team selection and Mourinho swapping and changing nearly every game, there’s no consistency there. 

“He’s not afraid to make big decisions and he’s earned the right to do that because of what he’s done in his career. 

“No matter what Mourinho does he’s always going to get people making comments about him, whether they’re right or wrong.”


Mourinho eased some of the pressure on Spurs with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa last weekend which came just days after being dumped out of the Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb.

Spurs are currently sixth in the Premier League and sit just three points off Chelsea who occupy the last top-four spot with a Champions League finish still possible.

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