Jose Mourinho’s emotions are coming under control; on the touchline, he looks moody and celebrates with what could be considered to be an almost aggressive nature.
From running down the touchline at Old Trafford when manager of Porto or berating officials as a manager in the Premier League, Jose Mourinho has always been considered as box office entertainment.
Jose Mourinho’s Emotions are More Controlled at Tottenham Hotspur
Bans for commenting on officials’ decisions have been commonplace in the Portuguese managers’ turbulent yet successful career. When it comes to trophies, Jose Mourinho is the boss. Criticism is fired at him from all quarters but his results cannot be argued with over his career.
His arrival at Tottenham Hotspur in November 2019 replacing the sacked Mauricio Pochettino raised many eyebrows. After an uneasy spell at Manchester United, where he still brought silverware, Mourinho turned his hand to punditry but when the Spurs job came up, he was installed within hours of Pochettino’s departure.
A clearly emotional and passionate character that now feels that side of him is more under control.
Mourinho Has Not Lost His Passion
Speaking to Sky Sports , Mourinho said:
“I haven’t lost my passion, but I am more experienced and have more emotional control.”
Mourinho has realised that being banned and paying fines for comments is not going to help anyone, let alone himself. Yet he sometimes cuts a moody presence on the touchline.
The pandemic has meant that fans and commentators alike get to hear much more of what managers are saying at pitchside. “Work harder Dele,” “Great work Tanguy”, “smarter boys, smarter” are just some examples that have been heard from the Portuguese managers’ touchline.
Passion for Success
Jose Mourinho has so far managed his Tottenham squad through a busy schedule. Despite a lame performance and defeat on the opening day of the season to Everton, Spurs have the opportunity to go top; a win over Slaven Bilic’s West Bromwhich Albion on Sunday 8th November will take them top of the pile. Jose Mourinho knows what this means but will not get carried away:
“It’s nice. We are not going to hide that you always look at the table and where you are,” he said. “If you look through clinical, cynical eyes, you see that [being top] doesn’t mean a lot; the league is so compact.“
Results so far in the Premier League have been strange, to say the least. Aston Villa tearing Liverpool apart 7-2, Spurs’ own 6-1 demolition of Manchester United are prime examples of why this season, with no fans yet in grounds, could be one of the closest yet.
Anyone doubting Jose Mourinho’s emotions and passion for the game are wide of the mark. Winning silverware with Tottenham and making it a habit could arguably be his biggest success in his entire career. Ensuring he is always available for his squad is essential. Mourinho knows that and that is why he is keeping control and steering Spurs on a path for success.