Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho ‘won few admirers’ at a meeting of Premier League managers and captains about restarting the season, according to the Daily Mail.
Representatives from all 20 clubs are believed to have attended a summit last week to voice ideas and concerns about resuming the Premier League campaign, which was suspended in March because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Mail claims Mourinho was forthright in his opinion that the season should restart, telling those against the idea ‘to stay at home and watch the Bundesliga’ – it’s worth noting this is paraphrased in the story, indicating they were not his exact words.
It is understood the Portuguese coach’s words weren’t exactly popular among the other attendees, with Watford manager Nigel Pearson apparently vocalising a polar opposite viewpoint and an unnamed captain expressing some concerns about returning to normal.
Spurs still have the opportunity to qualify for the Champions League, which might be why Mourinho is so keen to get the ball rolling – literally – again. Having Harry Kane and Son Heung-min back fit will certainly help the Londoners in that regard.