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Prior to Tottenham Hotspur’s Europa League clash against Wolfsberger AC, José Mourinho described his relationship with the club’s president, Daniel Levy.
The Spurs are going through a rough patch right now. Their last 2-1 loss to West Ham in the Premier League was their fifth in six games.
The Telegraph covered an Exclusive where they claimed that Levy could make a drastic decision to fire Mourinho if the results don’t improve.
The report claimed that the Spurs boss has the next 12 days to turn his luck.
Failure to do so could spell the end of the Portuguese’s tenure at the club, with RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann emerging “at the top of a target list” to replace Mourinho if he continues in lousy form.
However, Mourinho has said that his relationship with Levy has remained the same as from day one, and that it is one of mutual respect.
Mourinho said (h / t Football London): “My relationship is the same from day one, which is one of respect and open communication. We respect each other. There is no contradiction between us because we both feel the same. I think we all feel the same feelings. Nobody is happy, nobody is depressed and everyone feels that we are going to do better.
“I don’t know if debt is the right word. What I feel for Mr. Levy is what I feel in all the clubs in which I have worked. I want to give happiness to everyone, to the president, to the players, to the fans, to everyone those who are connected to the club. I feel one of them and I want to make them happy. I don’t change. “
Spurs are on track to advance to the Europa League round of 16 against Wolfsberger. They lead 4-1 from the first leg played in a neutral stadium in Budapest.
There’s no point in firing Mourinho mid-season as Nagelsmann or Brendan Rodgers (another potential target) are unlikely to join now.