On The Ball

Mourinho's past suggests future will be worse for Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho looks on during a match against Arsenal.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho looks on during a match against Arsenal.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON - Manchester United were closer in points to the relegation zone than the league leaders when the axe fell. Today, fewer points separate Tottenham from 18th-placed Fulham than Manchester City.

The last time Jose Mourinho was sacked it was December, not April. Then it was an attempt to save a season. Now this one will play out.

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