Jose Mourinho’s position as Tottenham manager is under review – although he is in no immediate danger of being sacked.
Despite an encouraging start to the season which saw them top the table at one stage, the club’s form has since taken a turn for the worse, with just 12 points collected from their last 12 league games, and their interest in the FA Cup was ended by Everton last week.
Some supporters are unhappy with the style of football played under the Portuguese, but Spurs bosses are not prepared to give up on him just yet. One motivating factor for them is the fact that Mourinho makes £15 million a year, so dismissing him would cost Spurs a pretty penny in compensation.
Much may depend on whether Mourinho is able to secure European football again for next season, with two other possible routes other than their league position. One is via the Carabao Cup, where they will play Manchester City in the final in April. The other is through the Europa League – they play the first leg of their round of 32 tie against the Austrian side Wolfsberger on Thursday.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.