After a hard fought victory over Burnley where Tottenham required a 76th minute header from red-hot Heung-Min Son to earn some valuable three points, Jose Mourinho would have been expecting a raucous celebratory atmosphere when he walked into his team’s dressing room. But in contrast, he was welcomed by an eerie silence periodically broken by clicks and notification sounds as all of his players were on their mobile devices.
He requested that his cameramen capture this moment in time, a moment he later dubbed “Signs of the time” on his Instagram account. The moment was further highlighted by the fact that Matt Doherty and Eric Dier were still in their boots, while four of the five players were still in their full kit with Hojbjerg the only exception.
Jose Mourinho had also been in similar cheerful mood in the build up to his teams Europa League opener against LASK Linz when he posted this:
He also posted this during the Europa League play-offs against Shkendija after his goalkeepers noticed that the goalposts were smaller than the standard size:
This side of Mourinho is one not often seen in his managerial jobs at other clubs and this might mean that he is enjoying his current role. This has also translated onto the pitch as Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 10 games in all competitions and are the highest scoring side in the division.