Jose Mourinho is ‘unhappy with the Premier League as he has given his Tottenham side only FOUR days to prepare for the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City after rescheduling next month’s game in Southampton’
- Jose Mourinho and Tottenham face a season-defining series of games in April
- Spurs are looking for a top four spot and will compete against Man City in the Carabao Cup final
- Southampton’s FA Cup draw means their game against Spurs has been rescheduled
- It now takes place on April 21, just four days before the Wembley showdown
Jose Mourinho is reportedly unhappy with the Premier League as Tottenham has just four days to prepare for the Carabao Cup final following the rescheduling of the top-tier matches.
The North London side faces a season-defining month in April after their recent Europa League elimination against Dinamo Zagreb.
A string of pivotal top matches in their bid to qualify for the top four comes before attempting to end their 13-year wait for a trophy when they take on Manchester City at Wembley on April 25.
Jose Mourinho is reportedly unhappy with the Premier League over the rescheduling of Spurs’ games
Spurs stand for a season-defining month and are looking for a place in the top four in the competition
However, a Premier League match against Southampton precedes Wembley’s clash against Pep Guardiola’s men on April 21, with the match being re-scheduled due to the Saints’ involvement in the FA Cup semi-finals.
That leaves Mourinho and his side only four days to recover and prepare for the final and, according to The Mirror, the Portuguese boss is far from happy with the move as he wanted to train for a full week before facing City.
City will also have the same number of days off before the League Cup final, as they face Aston Villa on the same night as Spurs face Ralph Hasenhuttl side.
However, the front runners are 14 points above Manchester United in second place and can therefore afford some of their stars a break at Villa Park, while Mourinho will have to fight for every point if his side is to qualify for the Champions League. .
They face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley at the end of April
Mourinho will see the press later this week ahead of Tottenham’s trip to Newcastle on Sunday and, as revealed by Sports mail, has been under severe pressure to deliver European football since his side’s defeat in Croatia in the Europa League last 16 years.
A season in the European wilderness will put significant strain on the club’s finances, which have already been hit hard by their failure to qualify for this season’s Champions League and the Covid pandemic.
There are also emerging concerns that the Portuguese is fighting to fix a broken locker room amid fears of disharmony within the squad.
The process of identifying possible replacements for Mourinho has already begun, with RB Leipzig boss Julian Naglesmann considered by many behind the scenes to be the perfect candidate to take over if it is decided to part with the current head coach.
But they have only four days to prepare, with their game against Southampton on April 21