When Jose Mourinho came to this country in 2004, he was this funny, smart, charismatic Portuguese chap promising to take the Premier League by storm.
He followed through on that promise, rather brilliantly. But that man is gone.
The Mourinho who won three titles with remarkable charisma has been replaced by a Mourinho who holds up three fingers to the world and scowls.
The north London side were overpowered by Manchester United on Sunday in a 3-1 defeat
He is a frustrated, confrontational, irritable figure and living on past glories. There was no glory to be had in Sunday’s performance, despite Mourinho claiming Tottenham played well against Manchester United.
They didn’t, and any Spurs supporter watching from home knows that.
That’s 10 league defeats for Mourinho now — the first time he’s hit that total in a campaign in his career.
On Sunday night he came out with: ‘I cannot say what I think.’ That wasn’t the case last week when we heard him blame the team after Tottenham drew 2-2 at Newcastle.
That ‘same coach, different players’ comment will not have gone down well in the changing room. It doesn’t inspire the troops to run through brick walls for you.
Taking on the Spurs job was never going to be easy, but Mourinho is not making a success of it.
Luke Shaw was flying down the wing in front of him. What a transformation we’ve seen in the England left back.
Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he’s excelling. Under Mourinho, he crumbled. And now that is what’s happening to this Tottenham team.