Mourinho ‘masterclass’ sees ex-Spurs boss get revenge beating Conte’s Tottenham

A Jose Mourinho "masterclass" has seen the former Tottenham Hotspur manager get revenge over his former side.

Mourinho's Roma took on Spurs in the I-Tech Cup in Haifa, Israel on Saturday night, with the Premier League side now managed by Antonio Conte. It was the Italian side who came out on top, though, with Roger Ibanez's first half header proving the difference between the teams in what was Spurs' final pre-season friendly.

Fans have been quick to react to Mourinho's tactics and his side's performance over his old club, who sacked the Portuguese gaffer in April of last year after 17 months in charge.

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One supporter tweeted: “I laugh when people say Mourinho is finished. Man still got the juice.” Meanwhile, FlashScore reported the result by writing: “A Jose Mourinho masterclass. Tottenham have been beaten by their former manager's Roma side.”

Several fans commented their support of Mourinho's tactics and Roma's performance under the post, with one simply adding: “Tactical and pragmatic.”

Another also stated: “Conte Spurs could not beat the Mourinho parked bus after 90 min. Son disappeared vs low block as expected, Kane was the only one trying on his own. No clear plan to use Kane to break low defences though. It is Conte’s problem to solve.”

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Shortly after being dismissed by Spurs, Mourinho returned to Italy to take over at Roma ahead of the start of last season, going on to win the first European trophy in the club's history as they lifted the Europa Conference League in May.

He managed Spurs for 86 matches after replacing Mauricio Pochettino in north London but was unable to complete a full season as boss.

After his replacement, Nuno Espirito Santo, was sacked following a poor start to last season, Conte was appointed as manager in November last year.

Conte was able to revive Spurs' season despite an early exit from Europe, securing a top four finish and a return to the Champions League.


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