The Europa League exit is still haunting Jose Mourinho and Tottenham Hotspur. It was a bad dream for the North London side as they lost the second leg to the Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday night.
The match with the decoration of extra-time witnessed the hat-trick from Mislav Orsic. And that closed the doors for Spurs and resulted in the tragic loss for the men of London. However the Portuguese super boss Jose Mourinho got another sacking shoutout from the football world.
Mourinho has proved his quality in various stages of Europe and the Spurs job seems to be the toughest one he had. He is the man of big moments and one defeat can attract plenty of criticism for him.
Spurs are struggling to keep up the competition in the Premier League and the Europa exit added fuel to the fire on Mourinho. But, sacking him would be a difficult deal as it includes certain complexities.
The complexities of Sacking Mourinho:
First of all, Jose Mourinho got a contract with Spurs till 2023. He is committed to a £15m deal per year for his service. Also, the contract doesn’t include a break clause. And that would cost a huge amount for the club if they prefer a sacking. (Sources)
Secondly, finding a replacement for the Portuguese would be difficult for Spurs at this point in time. And, there are no options available for the North London job in the first line choices of managers in Europe.
Joe Hart’s apology:
Following the Europa defeat against Dinamo Zagreb, Spurs keeper Joe Hart used his Instagram account to post the result that caught in a controversial frame. He posted the message ‘job done’ with a tick emoji.
That triggered the fans and the keeper deleted the post. Later the Englishmen came up with an apology explaining his true intention through a video. “Morning guys, I feel like I need to come on and make an apology on behalf of my social media team,” he explained.
“It has just been brought to my attention. I’ve literally just woke up, that someone thought that we’d won 3-0 last night. As sloppy as it sounds, it’s the truth. That’s unacceptable and I’m sure it’s annoyed a lot of people and I’m sorry it’s come to that.”
Joe Hart signed for the club last year from Burnley. He is yet to make his Premier League debut in a Spurs shirt. The 33-year-old keeper has got plenty of experience in England as well as on the national side with 75 appearances for the Three Lions.
Spurs are back in Premier League action and they are up against Aston Villa to concentrate on the domestic campaign. They are placed 8th on the table and needed great focus to ensure the European berths next season.
Also, Spurs are taking on Premier League leaders Manchester City in the EFL Cup final next month. The European competitions are important for Jose Mourinho to keep his job safe in London and the challenges are out of his control.