Jose Mourinho set to earn a £2m bonus if Tottenham secure Champions League qualification for next season
- Tottenham were 11 points adrift of the top four when Jose Mourinho took over
- Spurs are now nine points off Chelsea, who currently sit fourth in the table
- Tottenham can qualify for the Champions League if they win the tournament too
Jose Mourinho is in line for a £2million bonus if he can steer Tottenham into next season’s Champions League.
Mourinho will collect the payout if he can complete what looked like mission impossible when he succeeded Mauricio Pochettino in November.
The Portuguese took the reins with Spurs 11 points adrift of fourth place and they offered Mourinho the bonus because of the importance of maintaining their Champions League status and the scale of the task.
Jose Mourinho is set to earn a £2m bonus if Spurs qualify for the 2020-21 Champions League
Tottenham sit nine points adrift of the top four in the Premier League at present after 22 games
Spurs chairman Levy has a history of rewarding his players and managers for performing well, and given the club’s position when Mourinho took the job Mourinho would deserve his bonus if he can keep Tottenham among European football’s elite.
Spurs’ recent spate of injuries, notably to star striker Harry Kane, makes the task of climbing the table significantly harder.
But Mourinho, who has already signed Gedson Fernandes from Benfica, wants to strengthen his squad this month.
AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek is a target but Spurs have cooled their interest in Porto striker Ze Luis.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has a history of rewarding players and managers for good displays
Meanwhile, Queens Park Rangers have snapped up Spurs winger Jack Clarke on loan for the rest of the season.
The 19-year-old spent the first half of the season with his first club Leeds after joining Spurs in the summer for £7m but the deal was cancelled because of a lack of game time. Clarke made only one appearance in the Championship.
Inter Milan are raising their offer for Christian Eriksen to £15m. Tottenham value the Denmark midfielder at £20m and rejected Inter’s opening offer of £10.5m plus add-ons.
QPR have snapped up Tottenham winger Jack Clarke on loan for the rest of the season