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Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is currently the Head Coach of Tottenham, and the Portuguese has spoken about his new club’s transfer strategy.
Mourinho was responsible for taking Chelsea to the next level after his appointment by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich back in 2004. After being backed in the transfer market, Mourinho led Chelsea to back to back Premier League titles in what was a successful era for the club.
The 56-year-old has now spoken about Spurs lack of financial strength to compete with the big European teams.
Mourinho then used the case of Liverpool to explain that it’s easier to strengthen the team when you buy the best in the transfer market.
“It depends. It depends. If you need a goalkeeper and you go to one of the top three goalkeepers in the world, you resolve the goalkeeper problem in one transfer window,” said Mourinho.
“I am speaking about Alisson. Liverpool needed a goalkeeper. Did they go to an old goalkeeper? Did they go to a young goalkeeper? Did they go to somebody to compete with Mignolet or Karius? No. They went to one of the three best goalkeepers in the world. Boom.
“How many windows they needed to resolve that one? It depends on the situation. But again we are a different club, we have to do it in a different way.
“Time compensates transfer windows. Amazing transfer windows, you need less time. Balanced transfer windows, you need more time and this is the profile so for me it’s about time and time to work, so more transfer windows because we are not going ever to be the transfer window king.”
Mourinho looked back at his time at Chelsea in his first spell and revealed that Abramovich made his job easy.
“That was quite simple in the sense of which one is a central defender that I want? That one, thank-you very much,” he explained.
“Of course, it’s a different challenge,” said the current Spurs boss. “I think you should look to it also in a different way.”