sport news Jose Mourinho hopes non-league Marine can get Rossett Park Covid-secure

Jose Mourinho hopes non-league Marine can get their Rossett Park stadium Covid-secure in time for FA Cup clash with Tottenham as he vows to 'respect' minnows by using 'the players they want to play against' Jose Mourinho is hoping non-league Marine can get their stadium Covid-secure The Merseyside club were drawn to play Premier League leaders in the FA Cup But the game may be moved from Rossett Park due to social distancing concerns Mourinho has vowed to 'respect' the competition and play a strong line-up 

By Matt Barlow for MailOnline

Published: 14:38 GMT, 2 December 2020 | Updated: 14:38 GMT, 2 December 2020

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Jose Mourinho says he hopes Marine can get their tiny Rossett Park stadium Covid-secure in time for their historic FA Cup tie against Tottenham.

The Merseyside club from the eighth tier of the football pyramid have been drawn to face Premier League leaders Spurs at home in the FA Cup third round in January.

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The two teams are 168 league places apart, the most ever in the history of the competition, but the tie may have to be moved to a bigger venue in order to meet social distancing guidelines.

Non-league Marine will host Tottenham in the FA Cup third round at Rossett Park

Non-league Marine will host Tottenham in the FA Cup third round at Rossett Park

Mourinho hopes the Merseyside club can get the stadium Covid-secure or it will be moved

Mourinho hopes the Merseyside club can get the stadium Covid-secure or it will be moved

'I am excited,' said Mourinho. 'I learned to love the FA Cup as a kid. When I came to England I learned a lot about it too and experienced great things in that competition.

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