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GLEN JOHNSON: Giving kids a chance is not the Jose Mourinho way

"Genie Jones" (2020-04-07)


Glen Johnson was only 20 when Chelsea appointed Jose Mourinho in 2004. He made 39 appearances under the Special One. Here he says what the Spurs youngsters can expect.



 



When Jose first came to Chelsea, I remember a squad meeting and meeting him for the first time. Back then, nobody knew a great deal about him.

It was a whirlwind but I've never really heard a manager speak to a group of players like that before - it was just his confidence and the way he wanted to take the club forward.






Glen Johnson (left) played 39 times under Jose Mourinho when he was Chelsea manager







Johnson reveals what the Tottenham youngsters can expect from the new man in charge







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I think he felt he needed to let people know how good he was. Now he's proved himself.

He's very passionate, a born winner, and he gives players the energy boost they need.

Usually when a new manager comes in players do respond quickly. The fact is, Mourinho will get a reaction even quicker and for longer. So I expect an immediate turnaround at Spurs.

Training was very organised, too. And intense. Usually it could be quite off-the-cuff but this was very structured. You'd walk off one pitch, straight on to another that was already prepared. No one had seen it done that way before.








Mourinho is all smiles as he speaks to the media for the first time since taking over


He turned up and wanted to win stuff in the first few years and then disappear.

Mourinho has never been at a club long enough to bring through the youth. He normally walks through the door, signs who he wants, has an instant impact and moves on, which is obviously fantastic for him and he's done very well doing that.

Hopefully he stays around at Tottenham long enough so he can use the youth and help grow the club, as well as the business.

If I was a young Spurs player, and Mourinho is only going to be there for two years, I would be nervous. If he's going to be there for six years, I would be excited.

In the last 15 years he's only been at two clubs for longer than two-and-a-half years. But records are there to be broken I guess.



 



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