Jose Mourinho wants top four finish next season: ‘We must improve’

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho wants his side to return to the Champions League next season through a top four finish in the Premier League. Spurs managed to seal a spot in next season’s Europa League after leap frogging Wolverhampton Wanderers on the final day of the Premier League season.

While Mourinho is happy to be in Europe next term, he is aiming to return to the Champions League with Spurs. “What we can do of course is improve,” he told reporters. “When all the players are available we showed in this last period where we belong. I don’t know, maybe in this period, after lockdown, we finished third or fourth in the table.”

“So that’s where we belong. I want to have my team, my players, not a medical room full of players. I want a pitch full of players. Of course as a squad, the main thing is to keep our very good players and after that improve the squad. Are we going to buy 10 players? No. Are we going to buy players for £100m? No. We are going to improve.”

“I enjoy working with Steve (Hitchen – Spurs’ chief scout) in this organisation. We are very connected with (chairman) Mr (Daniel) Levy and the board and we’re going to do what is possible to do and hopefully next season we can give it to the fans a very good season.” Tottenham enjoyed a good run under Mourinho after football returned in June, helping them achieve a sixth place finish.