Jose Mourinho is ‘unhappy with Premier League for rearranging next month’s Southampton clash’… giving his Tottenham side just FOUR days to prepare for Carabao Cup final showdown against Manchester City
- Jose Mourinho and Tottenham face a season-defining set of games in April
- Spurs are chasing a top four spot and will face Man City in the Carabao Cup final
- Southampton’s FA Cup tie means their game against Spurs was rearranged
- It will now take place on April 21, just four days before the Wembley showdown
Jose Mourinho is reportedly unhappy with the Premier League because Tottenham have just four days to prepare for the Carabao Cup final following the rearranging of top-flight fixtures.
The north London side facing a season-defining month in April after their Europa League elimination against Dinamo Zagreb earlier this month.
A series of critical top-flight games in their bid to qualify for the top four come before they attempt to end their 13-year wait for a trophy when they face Manchester City at Wembley on 25 April.
Jose Mourinho is reportedly unhappy with the Premier League for rearranging Spurs’ fixtures
Spurs face a season-defining month and are chasing down a top four place in the league
However, a Premier League game against Southampton precedes the Wembley showdown against Pep Guardiola’s men on 21 April, with the fixture rearranged due to the Saints’ involvement in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
That leaves Mourinho and his side just four days to recover and prepare for the final, and according to The Mirror, the Portuguese boss is far from satisfied with the switch because he wanted a full week of training before facing City.
City also have the same number of days rest ahead of the League Cup final, as they face Aston Villa on the same night as Spurs take on Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.
However, the league leaders sit 14 points above second-place Manchester United in the table and therefore may afford some of their stars a rest at Villa Park, while Mourinho will have to fight for every point if his side are to qualify for the Champions League.
They face Manchester City at the end of April in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley
Mourinho is set to face the press later this week ahead of their trip to Newcastle on Sunday – and as revealed by Sportsmail – is under severe pressure to deliver European football ever since his side’s defeat in Croatia in the Europa League last 16.
A season in the European wilderness will place significant strain on the club’s finances that has already endured major blows by their failure to qualify for this term’s and the Covid pandemic.
There are also emerging concerns that the Portuguese is fighting to remedy a fractured dressing room amid fears of disharmony within the squad.
The process of identifying potential replacements for Mourinho has already begun with RB Leipzig boss Julian Naglesmann viewed by many behind the scenes as the perfect candidate to takeover if a decision is made to part with the current head coach.
But they have just four days to prepare for it, with their games against Southampton moved to April 21