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Tim Sherwood comments on Jose Mourinho to Tottenham & criticises Spurs' academy

Mauricio Pochettino manager of Tottenham Hotspur sits on the bench with coaches Toni Jimenez, Miguel D'Agostino and Jesus Perez with during the Premier League match between Tottenham...

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is enduring his most difficult period since joining Spurs, as they dropped more points on Saturday.

José Mourinho (R) attends the Ligue 1 match between Lille OSC and Nimes Olympique at Stade Pierre Mauroy on October 06, 2019 in Lille, France.

Tim Sherwood has claimed that Tottenham wouldn't appoint someone like Jose Mourinho as their manager because he's 'very dominant' and he wouldn't suit their philosophy.

The former Spurs boss was also critical of the club's academy, which he thinks has 'dried up' as he urged those in charge to start 'drip' feeding a couple of youngsters into the first-team.

Amongst the pressures on Pochettino's shoulders, there have been numerous names linked with the Spurs job, including Mourinho's name, as reported by The Daily Mail.


Speaking to Bein Sports (19/10/2019), Sherwood defended Pochettino and made it clear that he is the one to turn things around for the club.

“You would be crazy to sack this man,” Sherwood told Bein Sports. “He's one of the best managers in the world and I think he has built that reputation. If they were to change, it would be difficult to find a man who buys into the philosophy of the whole football club.

“I don't think they will go to Mourinho because I think he has his own way of doing things. He wants to be very dominant.

“He is a winner, but to have the philosophy of the club is to bring the kids through the academy. I think that's dried up. They need to get their eye back onto that to try and drip a few into the first team.”

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Watford FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 19, 2019 in London,...

On Saturday, Tottenham produced yet another lacklustre display as they laboured to a 1-1 draw against bottom-of-the-table Watford.

Nothing is going right for Pochettino, at this moment in time, as he cannot seem to find the right formula to push forward once again.

It would come as a major surprise if an individual like Daniel Levy were to part ways with Pochettino, as his job will no doubt be safe for a long while yet.

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy (R) looks on from pitch-side prior to the NFL match between the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 13,...

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