Jose Mourinho’s rebuild at Tottenham Hotspur is well underway. So far, it is not quite as flamboyant or ambitious as many fans want but there is a clear method. For Mourinho, the rebuild needed at Tottenham Hotspur is about more than just a squad.
Jose Mourinho‘s Rebuild – Subtle Changes
Coaching Staff and Key Players
Jose Mourinho’s rebuild did not begin with a player but with a former player and club legend. Ledley King’s appointment as First Team Assistant Coach was a positive move by the Spurs boss. King is a one-club man and Tottenham legend. A player revered by the fans. A player who knows the club inside out from Daniel Levy to the players. It could be one of Mourinho’s best signings.
Mourinho’s first player signing was Pierre-Emile Hojberg from Southampton for £20 million. The kind of defensive midfielder Mourinho favours to protect his backline and, with Spurs shipping 47 goals last season, they need that support ahead of them.
Next in was Chris Powell to join the Spurs’ academy. The academy is an area that Chairman Daniel Levy puts a lot of faith in. Powell, a boyhood Spurs fan, is an admired coach and is part of a big shakeup as recently reported by Last Word on Football.
The Jose Mourinho rebuild has Tottenham fans dreaming of marquee signings. The signing of Joe Hart has been met with some surprise by many. Yet it is another example of just what Mourinho is trying to achieve. He is looking for balance across his squad and coaching staff. Hart may not have had the best time in recent seasons, but he is a two time Premier League winner. In addition, Hart has won the FA Cup and has four golden gloves to his name. This isn’t a player ready to quit and his winning mentality will be welcome in the dressing room.
Joe Hart might not play many games, but with Spurs having an opening fixture list that looks horrific, he will get his chance to show that he is still a top goalkeeper. If he gets his confidence back, it will not hurt Hugo Lloris to have a proper threat to the number one jersey.
More Than a Squad
Tottenham Hotspur still need strengthening – a back up to Harry Kane has to be a priority and the defence needs additions.
Jose Mourinho builds more than squads. He builds success and even his so-called ‘failure’ at Manchester United produced trophies.
The Mourinho rebuild is underway at Tottenham Hotspur. It is not just about a squad. It is about the whole structure from academy coaches to the first team.
Those who think Mourinho might be thinking short term should look at what he is doing right now. This is a rebuild for the future and beyond. The only thing needed now is success.