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I’m still scared of Jose Mourinho: John Terry.

Former Chelsea captain, John Terry has named Jose Mourinho as the best manager he played under.

He also admitted he is still scared of the current Roma boss.

Terry played for Chelsea, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa and England during his 20-year career.

He, however, made a name for himself at Stamford Bridge, leading the Blues to five Premier League titles after being installed as captain by Mourinho in 2004.

Together they won three league titles, three League Cups and an FA Cup across the Portuguese’s two spells as manager.

Mourinho was one of 14 club managers that Terry played under, with the list including names as Fabio Capello, Guus Hiddink, Antonio Conte, Luis Felipe Scolari and Claudio Ranieri.

“Jose [Mourinho]. He was the best I played under, I’m still scared of him now.

“Also loved Carlo Ancelotti,” Terry wrote in an Instagram Q&A when asked who was his favourite manager.


Mourinho’s contract at Tottenham includes ‘no break.’


Mourinho took over in November 2019 after the club sacked Mauricio Pochettino and to date, he has won 38 of his 73 matches in charge of the club, drawing 15 and losing 20.

It has been revealed that José Mourinho’s Tottenham contract does not include an early break clause, with the club in the midst of a torrid run of form.

Spurs were condemned to their seventh Premier League defeat of the season at Manchester City on Saturday, beaten 3-0 by Pep Guardiola’s table-topping side.


The Lilywhites, who were top of the pile earlier on this season, currently find themselves ninth in the Premier League and knocked out of the FA Cup by Everton. Understandably, the pressure has increased on their Portuguese coach in recent weeks.

While Spurs are struggling for results at the moment, concerns over their negative style of play have led to increased frustration with the job the 58-year-old is doing.

Mourinho took over in November 2019 after the club sacked Mauricio Pochettino and to date, he has won 38 of his 73 matches in charge of the club, drawing 15 and losing 20.

Sacking Mourinho would be costly for Spurs | TIM KEETON/Getty Images

His current contract in north London is due to run until June 2023 and according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, there is no clause whereby the club’s hierarchy can part ways with Mourinho early unless he is sacked.


Sacking the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss would mean paying him off, and given it’s rumoured he is on a very lucrative £15m-a-year contract, at a time like this – without the matchday revenue Spurs would earn under normal circumstances – Daniel Levy is likely to be even more reluctant to let his manager go.

So like him or loathe him Spurs fans, it looks like you’re stuck with him for the time being at least.



‘Getting to know Mourinho, Winning is everything to him’ – Kane


Harry Kane says winning is “everything” to Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho as Spurs scramble to qualify for European football after an inconsistent season.

The England captain said it had been a disappointing campaign for a club who reached the Champions League final just 12 months ago.

Victory over Arsenal on Sunday kept Spurs, in eighth place, in the hunt for a Europa League place, but they are jostling with a clutch of other clubs for just two spots.

“It would be a real shame if a club like us – especially with the past five or six years we’ve had – to not be playing in Europe,” Kane told BT Sport. “It would be a huge disappointment.

“We know how much it means to the club, fans and the players to be playing in Europe.”


The club’s run to the Champions League final, where they lost to Liverpool, was not enough to save Mauricio Pochettino, who was sacked in November after an indifferent start to the season.

Kane spoke of his shock after the Argentine’s dismissal but said he had built up a good relationship with Mourinho, whom he described as a different style of manager.

“Obviously we’ve had a long period where I was out injured doing rehab, having to watch the team from the sidelines and we’ve had a long time to get to know each other with Covid-19,” he said.

“We’ve built up a good relationship and we talk very often.

“He wants to win, he’s here to win. Obviously there are no trophies to play for this season but next season that’s his aim. Everything is about winning and he’s made that clear.”

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Jose Mourinho admit he was wrong over training session.

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has accepted he was in the wrong for holding a one-on-one training session with midfielder Tanguy Ndombele in a public park in London.

Mourinho was pictured on social media flaunting government rules by meeting up with the midfielder Tuesday, even though they kept to social distancing guidelines.

Fellow Spurs players Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon were spotted running side by side in a separate session, while Serge Aurier filmed himself on Instagram running alongside a friend.

“I accept that my actions were not in line with government protocol and we must only have contact with members of our own household,” said the Portuguese manager.

“It is vital we all play our part and follow government advice in order to support our heroes in the NHS and save lives.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the players and Mourinho should be leading by example.

“My concern is people, particularly children, who might support Spurs or follow football may see these images, pick up a paper, watch the internet and think, well if it’s OK for them, why isn’t it OK for me?” he said.

The Premier League has been suspended since mid-March due to the spread of COVID-19.

The British government has introduced a strict series of measures to prevent the spread of the virus and Tottenham have reminded players of their responsibilities.

The club said last week they would be using the government’s furlough financial assistance programme for non-playing staff, a move that was seen as controversial and attracted a lot of criticism.


Shocking: Kane to dump SPURS because of Mourinho.

Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has urged Harry Kane to leave Tottenham.

Merson feels Kane will not become the Premier League’s greatest goalscorer or win trophies under manager Jose Mourinho.

The England has netted 181 goals in 278 appearances for Spurs and 32 for the Three Lions.

However, Merson has claimed that Kane will not flourish under Mourinho’s style of football.

“If Harry Kane wants to win stuff, he may have to leave Tottenham,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“Will Kane get six or seven chances a game playing the way Jose Mourinho does? I don’t think so. For me that’s what he needs to weigh up.

“He loves scoring goals, he wants to play for an attacking team, but I don’t see that happening next season, if Mourinho makes it tight and starts playing the way that made him one of the best managers of all time, and I think that’s what Kane is weighing up.”


Tottenham needs a striker – Jose Mourinho ..

Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho insists he is “happy” with the club’s transfer business in January, but admits it “would be better” if they had signed a striker.
Spurs made three signings during the window – bringing in Gedson Fernandes on loan from Benfica, making Giovani Lo Celso’s contract permanent, and completing a deal for Netherlands winger Steven Bergwijn.

Mourinho’s side were also heavily linked with signing a striker after Harry Kane ruptured his hamstring, but potential deals for Olivier Giroud, Krzysztof Piatek and Willian Jose never materialised.

When asked about Tottenham’s business in the transfer market, Mourinho replied: “I’m happy.

“It would be better with a striker, We would need a striker to have a balanced squad to face the great challenges we have in front of us in three different competitions.

“Steven Bergwijn is the kind of player that is good for now but is also good for our future and is also good for the direction we want to go.

“With the difficulties of the market in January it was really hard to find the striker that is good, not just to resolve the problems of today, but also good for the future of the team.”

Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho

“I am not expecting [more signings]. The market is open so anything can happen but I am not expecting anything to happen. I am happy.

“If it’s not possible it is not possible. We are all together for this in the club.”


Mourinho set to place high bid for moussa dembele as to decline chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho is set to hijack the bid of Frank Lampard’s Chelsea to sign 23-year-old forward, Moussa Dembele from Lyon, according to Goal.

Mourinho has been attracted to Dembele because of his excellent goalscoring record for his French Ligue 1 club.

Dembele has drawn interest from Lampard over the past few days.

Chelsea are set to offer striker, Olivier Giroud and cash to Lille in a bid to sign Dembele in this January’s transfer window.

The Blues have reportedly agreed on personal terms with Dembele to move to Stamford Bridge this month.

But Mourinho is keen to strengthen his attacking options after his number one striker, Harry Kane sustained a hamstring injury on his left leg that will keep him out of action until April.

Kane, who has eleven Premier League goals so far this term, limped off during their 1-0 defeat in the Premier League at Southampton on New Year’s Day.

Dembele has scored 13 goals for Lyon so far this season but the club’s president Jean-Michel Aulas said this week that Dembele was not for sale this month.

Tottenham Hotspurs’ Manager, Jose Mourinho

“Moussa Dembele will not leave because he wants to stay to win something with Lyon,” Aulas said

“There have been offers for him and for other players but none of those that we want to keep will leave in January.”


Update: Mourinho gives medical results on Harry kane

Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho has provided an update on the injury suffered by striker Harry Kane during their 1-0 defeat to Southampton on New Year Day.

The England international is set for a spell on the sidelines after picking up the injury.

It has been confirmed that he will miss at least the FA Cup third round tie against Middlesbrough at the weekend.

Tottenham face Liverpool in their next league game on Saturday evening.

“I don’t know yet. Maybe later today we have news, but if you ask me my feeling good news or bad news, I am more on bad news than good news,” Mourinho said in his pre-match press conference when asked about the player’s condition.

Harry Kane

“Kane leaving a match the way he did it, he didn’t think twice, it took him two seconds to realise the severity of his situation.”

It has since been confirmed by the club that Kane has suffered a tear in his left hamstring.


SIX players tottenham should sign in January

Life with Jose Mourinho has gotten off to a fairly decent start for Spurs fans. The Portuguese manager has helped the Lilywhites move from 12th in the Premier League table up to sixth, and has cut the gap between themselves and has brought them back into contention for a top four finish.

While it hasn’t all been plain sailing, with Spurs losing disappointingly away at Manchester United and more recently at home to the Blues, Mourinho certainly looks like the man who’ll guide the North London outfit into the top four once more this season.

However, Mourinho still has plenty to ponder on regarding his squad and there’s no doubt that it could, and has, to be improved for Spurs to take that next step under Jose. The Spurs boss has been coy over any January transfer activity, but if they were to be busy, here’s who they should be looking to bring in.

Nathan Ferguson,Sean Maguire

The need for depth at right back in the short-term is imperative, with a view of moving on from Serge Aurier a little further down the line.

Max Aarons and Nice’s Youcef Atal may be better options, but Norwich’s league position and Atal’s injury means it’s unlikely that either will be available in January.

Therefore, West Brom’s Nathan Ferguson is someone Spurs should be targeting. The 19-year-old has been a regular in the Baggies’ starting XI this season and has enjoyed a fantastic first half of the campaign – contributing to two goals in his 20 appearances.

An aggressive right-back who can do it all, the signing of Ferguson would be a smart long-term investment for the Lilywhites.

Ben White (Centre-Back)

Brighton’s Ben White has seen his stock rise exponentially during his loan spell at Championship high-flyers Leeds, recently being linked with the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea.

A stout, intelligent defender who loves having the ball at his feet, White has all the makings of a world class centre-back, and it certainly looks like they’ll be a flock of Premier League sides hunting his signature in upcoming windows.

He’ll likely cost £25-30m, but White won’t disappoint. Go get him, Levy. A Davinson Sanchez-Ben White partnership in North London for the next decade would be special.

Sander Berge (Defensive Midfielder)

The need for a competent number six is imperative for this Spurs side to partner Tanguy Ndombele. With Ndombele possessing ball-playing abilities that very few, if any, midfielders have in the Premier League, Spurs’ next defensive midfielder just has to be a more natural ball-winner.

That’s why Genk’s Sander Berge is the perfect option. The Norwegian international reads the game expertly and his 6’3 frame means he’s a huge presence in the middle of the park, often using his aggression and physicality to hassle opponents off of the ball.

A safe passer but a great ball carrier, 21-year-old Berge has proved himself on the biggest stage – performing exceptionally well against Liverpool at Anfield in the Champions League this season. For a fee that won’t be much more than £20m, the purchase of Berge is a no-brainer.

Boubakary Soumare (Central Midfielder)

Boubakary Soumare
Although Soumare isn’t necessarily an out-and-out number six, the prospect of a Ndombele-Soumare double pivot is very, very exciting.

The 20-year-old has come on leaps and bounds for Lille over the past 12 months, swiftly becoming one of Europe’s hottest midfield prospects.

A fine technician who has all the abilities to become an elite ball-winner, Soumare may be more of an ‘X-factor’ signing than Berge.

Like Ndombele, Soumare is also comfortable receiving deep and playing vertically – and we saw how the absence of this against Chelsea prevented them from sustaining attacks.

Mourinho is also believed to be a fan of the Lille prodigy, the only problem is, will Daniel Levy conjure up the

£50m that he’ll cost?

Gareth Bale (Winger)

Gareth Bale
Go on Levy, I dare ya. Go and get us our Gareth Bale back.

Who cares about the money – it’s Gareth Bale. Gareth bloody Bale.

Despite being plagued by injury since his move to the Spanish capital and turning 30 in July, the signing of the Welshman would be nothing short of a game-changer for Spurs. There’s no doubt that Bale is still one of the world’s best when fit and Zinedine Zidane will hardly let him go easy.

But, it’s hard to imagine to former Spurs man lasting too much longer at the Bernabeu and what better place to return than the club he grew to love before his departure in 2013. Even if he has to settle for a £5,000-a-week wage, this just has to happen.

Edin Dzeko (Striker)

AS Roma v Wolfsberger AC: Group J – UEFA Europa League
Ok, back to reality.

With Spurs competing in the knockout stages of the Champions League and also gunning for the top four, Harry Kane and his poor old ankles will have to get some rest pretty soon.

And while 17-year-old Troy Parrott is a very promising talent coming through, it’s hard to envisage Mourinho trusting the Irishman down the stretch if Kane needs a rest or – please God not again – gets injured.

So, what better than a seasoned pro who still scores goals for fun and has proven himself in the Premier League? Edin Dzeko – who’s scored seven Serie A goals for Roma this season – would be an astute coup by the Lilywhites, playing a similar role to what Fernando Llorente did for Mauricio Pochettino in the latter stages last season but to a higher level.

You can see it now, Dzeko scoring a goal off his hip/hand at Anfield to send Spurs to back-to-back Champions League finals.


Pep Guardiola breaks José Mourinho’s record.

Pep GuardiolaBy their own meteoric standards, Manchester City have hit a rough patch this season, but let’s be honest – all this nonsense about Pep Guardiola being a ‘fraud’ is a bit over the top, isn’t it?

Yes, he may have had the crutch of substantial transfer funds wherever he has gone as a coach, but so too have many big names in management and very few have ever enjoyed a level of success comparable to the Spaniard.

The man with eight domestic league titles and two Champions Leagues to his name in 11 years in management might have overseen a start to the season in which City have managed just the 13 wins in 20 games, the worst in his career so far by a distance. He’s anything but a failure, however, and the stats continue to prove it.

The 2-0 victory over Sheffield United was his 100th in the Premier League, a feat he has achieved in just 134 games. It makes him the quickest ever to reach the landmark in the division, ahead of José Mourinho, who took 142 games to get there.

In his three-and-a-half seasons at City, Guardiola has so far claimed as many as seven domestic honours in England, putting him one behind Mourinho on that front. Both the EFL Cup and the FA Cup are well within his reach even if the Premier League looks to have gone, however, and a win in one of those two competitions would put him level there, having spent around half the time in England that Mourinho has.

Jose Mourinho,Pep Guadiola
That’s provided Mourinho finishes the season trophy-less with Tottenham, of course. The Portuguese boss made his return to English football in December, and we have only a month to wait until the two great rivals go head to head once again on 2 February.