sport news Defiant Jose Mourinho vows to turn around Tottenham's dramatic slump in form

'I'm sure I'm going to be in Tottenham's history - for good reasons': Jose Mourinho comes out fighting in a defiant press conference to claim he's 'in control', has a 'beautiful career' and CAN stop the rot

By Adrian Kajumba For Mailonline and Adam Shergold for MailOnline

Published: 14:05 GMT, 23 February 2021 | Updated: 14:05 GMT, 23 February 2021

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Jose Mourinho insists he 'is more motivated than ever' to arrest Tottenham's dramatic slump in form and write a positive entry into the club's history.

Speculation over Mourinho's future at the north London club intensified after Sunday's 2-1 defeat at West Ham, which was their fifth defeat in six Premier League matches.

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But in a monologue on the demands placed on managers in his press conference to preview Wednesday's Europa League game with Wolfsberger, Mourinho said he isn't feeling 'depressed' and still 'wakes up wanting to come to work.'

He also insisted his relationship with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy remains strong and hit back at suggestions some players had grown tired of his training methods. 

Mourinho gestures on the touchline during Tottenham's 2-1 defeat to West Ham on Sunday

Mourinho gestures on the touchline during Tottenham's 2-1 defeat to West Ham on Sunday

He said: 'It's positive in the negative that you say I'm not used to this but I want to know which coach has always had

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