The new Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho, appears to have resumed his regular bantering, as he has now taken swipes at the academies of his former clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester United, while praising the youth set-up at Tottenham Hotspur.
Mourinho is known not to devote his time to the development of young players, but he insists that it is something that he wants to do at his new North London club, as they have a better youth system.
Mourinho also explained that in the previous clubs he managed, he was not given the groundwork to raise youngsters. However, he believes that Spurs have an academy that can be utilised.
“I really like this squad and looking to the young players – there is not one manager in the world that doesn’t like to play young players and to help young players to develop – not one,” Mourinho said on Tottenham’s official website .
“The problem is that sometimes you get into clubs where the work that is below you is not good enough to produce these players, so I look to our history and you see that the academy is always giving the talents that the first team need. Of course, I look forward to [working] with that profile.
“To play against Tottenham at White Hart Lane was always hard but beautiful. It was one of these places where I used to go with passion but also with respect. I always [spoke] about the club’s potential. I always [spoke] about the qualities of the players. I always [spoke about] the magnificent work the club was doing,” Mourinho said.