‘Maybe Tottenham Hotspur’s stricter spending is new to Mourinho’ – Vega

After years at big-spending clubs, the Portuguese tactician might now be in a breeding ground he is not used to with regards to transfer activity

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Ramon Vega says Jose Mourinho may possibly no longer be accustomed to working with a team less competitive in the transfer market.

The Spurs manager attained the club last November to dominate from Mauricio Pochettino, and inherited largely the same squad which reached the Uefa Champions League final the last season.

Mourinho’s January transfer business was highlighted by the £27 million signing of Dutch forward Steven Bergwijn from PSV Eindhoven, financing acquisition of Gedson Fernandes from Benfica and the taking up of the £27 million purchase option on midfielder Giovani Lo Celso from a short loan deal.

The amount of money involved is a notable reduction from their previous work at Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United exactly where big money and also his contracts.

Despite pressure upon Mourinho to qualify for subsequent season’s Champions League, Vega feels the manager has been aware of Spurs’ unfashionable spending habits before to their return to London, unfortunately he relishing the task of demonstrating himself having a lower-spending aspect.

“Tottenham Hotspur is not a straight forward team to manage for any manager in the world, to be honest,” Vega advised Goal.

“Jose Mourinho offers of course a massive track record. He was extremely successful in big night clubs. Of program, he happens the back[drop] of an amazing job Mauricio Pochettino performed at Spurs with an really low budget, extremely little transfer, in fact no [big] transfers in any way for three a number of building among the best teams on earth.

“Now Jose Mourinho offers definitely, undoubtedly, some stress to succeed something with regard to Spurs since Spurs have got to end up being [in the] top-four in the Premier League.

“He begins to realize the Spurs philosophy, exactly how to handle a golf club for [Spurs chairman] Daniel Levy is a lot more stricter the financial capability and spending on gamers.

“Of program looking into plenty of young gifted players while you already know [or] see inside the squad, Harry Kane, Dele Alli [and] all youthful players through the squad arriving through. Maybe that is something new for Mourinho as well.

“Maybe that is something he wanted to have as a challenge. I think Mourinho always needed the challenge and I tell you that now as an ex-player at Tottenham Hotspur that’s definitely for certain Spurs is a challenge to manage.”

Mourinho, however, would not work with a large budget within crafting their 2009/10 treble-winning Inter Milan side, nevertheless lured among the best players on earth like Samuel Eto’o in addition to ex-Brazil chief Lucio.

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“He still has to show that he can do something great for Spurs and hopefully he can do that,” said Vega.

Taking over a staff left 14th on the Premier League chic, Mourino offers managed to steer Spurs seven steps up the step ladder, but acquiring a Champions League berth still shows up a daunting job.

Thursday’s trip to Sheffield United will see Spurs continue their own mission to at least save a Uefa Europa League spot among rumours associated with Mourinho loking for the likes of Olivier Giroud, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Ramsey, Thomas Meunier and Brazil skipper Thiago Silva for subsequent season.