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Jose Mourinho Isn't Happy With Spurs Documentary Being Released

Jose Mourinho Isn't Happy With Spurs Documentary Being Released

We're all in agreement that Jose Mourinho, over the past number of years, has been on the contrarian side.

The man who burst into English football in 2004 with claims of specialty has now grown older. Older, greyer, and certainly crankier.

His team's, ever since his dismissal from Real Madrid in 2013, have played agricultural defensive football. It may have gained him trophies at Chelsea and Manchester United, but it also ultimately cost him his job twice. His appointment as Mauricio Pochettino's successor at Spurs raised eyebrows, mostly because the two manager's philosophies are chalk and cheese.

That could also be said of their relationship with the media. Mourinho's suave introduction to the British press was box office. However, by the time he rocked up at Old Trafford, he became easily agitated at the slightest comment. Pochettino, on the other hand, remained on an even keel.

Today, Amazon released a first-look at 'All Or Nothing', a documentary series which went behind the scenes at Tottenham over the course of the 2019-2020 season. The trailer itself deals with the biggest sea-change in Spurs' season: Poch out, Special One in.

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Pochettino, at the beginning of the season, didn't blame the filming of the documentary on Spurs' poor start. Regardless, it made no difference, and the Argentine was sacked.

Mourinho's appointment was a surprise, not only due to the club, but also down to the fact Amazon's cameras would be everywhere over the course of the season. There's nowhere to hide when you're being followed by multiple camera crews.

With the trailer's release, Mourinho has finally decided to speak on the documentary's filming, bemoaning feeling of "being in Big Brother" whilst trying to manage the team. He expanded on his feelings throughout his Zoom press conference.

"I try to forget them during the time, if you ask me if it's something I enjoy, no, I don't like the feeling of being in Big Brother but I try to forget them. I think I have managed to do that for the majority of the time.

"I've no idea what is there, I have no concerns. Nothing is fake, everything is real. I think for them it must be great for them because they have day by day, 24 hours of what football club and dressing room is. They have everything.

"So, so, so, so real, nobody acted for it. It is just the way it is. Am I going to watch it? No. No I'm not. It is not something I want to do, also because I know better than anyone what our day by day is here but I think it will be very, very interesting for the people who love football and love sport. I think it will be really great for them."

At least he recognised that everyone outside of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club cannot wait to watch it.

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Sean Meehan

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