West Ham linked boss Jose Mourinho has absolutely ripped into rivals Tottenham Hotspur and chairman Daniel Levy during a rant.
With uncertainty surrounding David Moyes’ future, West Ham have been heavily linked with a move for ex Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho.
A report from La Roma 24 last month claimed that the Hammers had offered former Spurs manager Mourinho a €10 million (£8.75 million) per year, three-year deal.
Since then speculation has also been rife that West Ham are trying to bring in Mourinho’s compatriot Tiago Pinto from Roma as director of football.
West Ham linked boss Jose Mourinho absolutely rips into rivals Tottenham Hotspur and chairman Daniel Levy during rant
Siamo La Roma had also reported keen interest from West Ham in Mourinho, who has led Roma to consecutive European finals since leaving Tottenham.
There are conflicting rumours over Moyes’ future at West Ham after the Hammers try to emulate Mourinho by winning the Europa Conference League in just under two weeks.
With Mourinho’s future at Roma also in question, especially if Pinto leaves for the London Stadium, then fresh links are inevitable.
Spurs are still searching for a new manager having sacked Nuno Espirito Santo and Antonio Conte since Mourinho’s departure.
Now West Ham linked boss Mourinho has absolutely ripped into rivals Tottenham Hotspur and chairman Daniel Levy during a rant.
‘The only team I don’t have a relationship with…’
Mourinho has claimed Tottenham are the only team in his career that he ‘doesn’t have a close bond with’.
“I have established a great bond with all the clubs I have coached,” Mourinho said in his latest Roma press conference.
“They make fun of me when I say I am a fan of Real, Inter and Roma.
“When I leave the Giallorossi (Roma) it will be tough. The only team I don’t have this relationship with is Tottenham.
“I hope that my words will not be misinterpreted by Tottenham fans but that is the only club with which I do not have a close bond. Probably because the stadium was empty at the time of Covid and because President Levy didn’t give too much.”
Mourinho’s comments have made it a difficult 24 hours for under pressure Levy.
Yesterday reported West Ham and Tottenham managerial Arne Slot – of Feyenoord – ruled out taking over at Spurs this summer as reported by BBC Sport.