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There have been incredibly handful of managers who have produced an influence as significant at Stamford Bridge as Jose Mourinho, but could he tarnish his legacy at the club by moving to Tottenham Hotspur?
The Portuguese manager is the most decorated boss in their history, possessing won 3 Premier League titles, 1 F.A Cup and 3 League Cups across two spells in south-west London. His legacy and prior adulation shows just how close he is to the heart of lots of Blues fans.
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Nonetheless, that legacy could be beneath immense threat if the most up-to-date rumours are something to go by. According to The Every day Mail, he is mentioned to be monitoring the predicament at Tottenham as the stress starts to develop on Mauricio Pochettino.
Really should he join Spurs, he would certainly be cutting all ties with Chelsea in undertaking so.
Of course, he place his unique connection with the club’s supporters beneath intense strain throughout his time at Manchester United immediately after he was sacked in December of 2015 by the Blues.
He has routinely taken aim at the club’s supporters, such as when he mentioned Stamford Bridge was “quiet” in his programme notes ahead of the Red Devils’ fixture in the Champions League against Juventus, while also insinuating that United have “real supporters” as opposed to at Chelsea.
Nonetheless, joining Tottenham would do even much more harm than his time at Old Trafford ever could.
The north London side are amongst the Blues’ closest rivals, and to say the two do not like every single other would be to place it lightly. There is genuine hate, and Mourinho would not be spared that ought to he take up the manager’s position with the Lilywhites.
It would even be observed as the ultimate betrayal.
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Joining Manchester United was negative sufficient but, other than the truth they are routinely competing for major spots in the Premier League, historically speaking they are not fierce rivals and there is small animosity among the two.
With Tottenham, it is a various story. Really should Mourinho replace the Argentinian, his legacy and connection with the fans at Stamford Bridge would be left in tatters.