Jose Mourinho must make Tottenham worth watching – something he still hasn't managed

Tottenham are dreadful at the moment. They’re slow, dull and fragile and every aspect of their game has worsened since Jose Mourinho was appointed.

That isn't necessarily Mourinho’s fault, of course, because it’s common to see chaos before any meaningful improvement. Nevertheless, what’s striking about his Spurs is just how little momentum they’ve acquired from his taking over and how few ideas they appear to have as a result of it.

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Seb Stafford-Bloor is a football writer at Tifo Football and member of the Football Writers' Association. He was formerly a regularly columnist for the FourFourTwo website, covering all aspects of the game, including tactical analysis, reaction pieces, longer-term trends and critiquing the increasingly shady business of football's financial side and authorities' decision-making.