If the first five games are anything to go by, the Tottenham Hotspur fans are lucky to have a manager of the quality of Jose Mourinho.

The new man’s Spurs tenure all kicked off with playing a London derby against a plucky West Ham United for his first game in charge.

It was a difficult Premier League away game which he duly won 3-2, as expected, and it gave the fans a good start. 

A home Champions League tie against Olympiakos swiftly followed.

Unfortunately, Tottenham were trailing 2-0 after only 19 minutes, and were playing exceptionally poorly throughout the first 45 minutes.

New Spurs boss Mourinho opted to make a shrewd and absolutely necessary change to his struggling starting X1.

The Tottenham manager decided to swap holding midfielder Eric Dier for the more attacking Christian Eriksen, after only 30 minutes.

It was another Mourinho masterstroke, as the ‘Lilywhites’ came storming back to win the match 4-2. 

The three points earned against Olympiakos ensured Spurs’ qualification into the last 16 of the Champions League.

Tottenham made it three wins out of three under Mourinho with a 3-2 victory over Bournemouth.

Dele Alli appears to be flourishing under the guidance and confidence Mourinho has given him since arriving, and was the catalyst for the win over the Cherries.

This week brought a potentially explosive match for Mourinho, when he took his new Spurs side to Old Trafford, after being sacked by Manchester United last year.

It must have been music to Jose’s ears when he was well received by the Old Trafford fans, as they showed him huge respect, which his talent deserves.

The 2-1 defeat was immensely disappointing for Mourinho and the Spurs fans, but Alli continued his newfound form by scoring another goal.

On Saturday, Son Heung-min scored one of the goals of the season as Tottenham brushed Burnley aside with an easy 5-0 win. The only surprise was that Alli didn’t score.

Spurs look refreshed under the new manager and although defensive frailties still exist, the North London side look like they will be in the running for a potential top-four finish – something that was not the case a month ago.


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