Football quiz: José Mourinho v Tottenham Hotspur

Paul Campbell on 20 November 2019
  1. What happened the last time José Mourinho led out a team against Tottenham?

    1. He suffered the biggest home defeat of his whole career

    2. He won his last game as Manchester United manager

    3. He lost the match and was sacked the next day

    4. He was sent to the stands for shouting at the fourth official

  2. Mourinho came out fighting after that defeat, demanding “respect, respect, respect man”. What did he say to reporters after the match, while holding up three fingers?

    1. “I won the Champions League three times”

    2. “We should have had three penalties. Three clear penalties”

    3. “I have won league titles in three countries. I am Mr Europe”

    4. “I won more Premierships alone than the other 19 managers together. Three for me and two for them”

  3. Mourinho’s first ever game against Tottenham, in September 2004, finished 0-0. After the match he said: "They brought the bus and they left the bus in front of the goal. I would have been frustrated if I had been a supporter who paid £50 to watch this game because Spurs came to defend. I'm really frustrated because there was only one team looking to win." Who was the Tottenham manager at the time?

    1. Martin Jol

    2. Harry Redknapp

    3. Tim Sherwood

    4. Jacques Santini

  4. Despite Mourinho’s claims about Spurs “parking the bus” against his Chelsea team, Tottenham pulled off a brilliant 5-3 win when the clubs met on New Year’s Day in 2015. Who scored a penalty for Spurs that day – the only penalty he has ever scored in the league?

    1. Christian Eriksen

    2. Andros Townsend

    3. Roberto Soldado

    4. Paulinho

  5. Mourinho has faced his new clubs once in the Champions League – when Real Madrid were drawn against Spurs in the quarter-finals of the tournament in 2011. How did that tie finish after two legs?

    1. Real Madrid 5-0 Tottenham Hotspur

    2. Real Madrid 6-1 Tottenham Hotspur

    3. Real Madrid 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur (Real win on penalties)

    4. Real Madrid 4-4 Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs win on away goals)

  6. Which former Premier League player scored two goals against Tottenham in that tie?

    1. Luka Modric

    2. Xabi Alonso

    3. Cristiano Ronaldo

    4. Emmanuel Adebayor

  7. Spurs lost the first leg of that tie 4-0. Having one of their players sent off after just 14 minutes did not help. Who was shown the red card?

    1. Michael Dawson

    2. Jermaine Jenas

    3. Peter Crouch

    4. Williams Gallas

  8. Mourinho claims that Tottenham tried to appoint him in 2007. What reason did he give for turning them down?

    1. “Because they never spend any money”

    2. “Because I completed the Premier League many times”

    3. “Because I prefer west London”

    4. “Because I love Chelsea supporters too much. I’m Chelsea”

  9. Before this season began, Mourinho was asked which teams could win the league. He replied: “Man City, Tottenham, Liverpool and …

    1. “… Arsenal if they give me the job”

    2. “… any team that appoints me before Christmas”

    3. “… hang on, not Tottenham. They will bottle it”

    4. “… the Man City B team”

  10. Mourinho has won a cup final against his new club. He was the Chelsea manager when they beat Spurs 2-0 to win the League Cup at Wembley in 2015. John Terry scored the first goal for Chelsea that day. Who scored the second?

    1. Hugo Lloris

    2. Kyle Walker

    3. Danny Rose

    4. Eric Dier


1:A - Tottenham won the match 3–0, giving Mauricio Pochettino his first victory at Old Trafford., 2:D - Only three current Premier League managers have won the title: Mourinho, Manuel Pellegrini and Pep Guardiola., 3:D - Spurs were brilliant at the back, with goalkeeper Paul Robinson and defenders Noureddine Naybet and Ledley King outstanding particularly effective., 4:B - Harry Kane scored twice in that game but Townsend hit the penalty., 5:A - Spurs were beaten 4-0 away and 1-0 at home. , 6:D - Adebayor moved to Spurs three months later., 7:C - Harry Redknapp was gutted after the defeat, saying: “He’s certainly not one for getting red cards, but I’ve not seen it. I haven’t spoken to Crouchy to be honest. I’m disappointed obviously, it’s all we needed to go down to 10 men so early in the game. It was one of those days where anything that could have gone wrong did go wrong.”, 8:D - Not any more., 9:D - He was right about Liverpool anyway., 10:B - It was an own goal, obviously.


  1. 1 and above.

    You are a specialist in failure

  2. 2 and above.

    You are a specialist in failure

  3. 3 and above.

    You are a specialist in failure

  4. 4 and above.

    You are a specialist in failure

  5. 5 and above.

    You won the League Cup early on but were sacked in your third season

  6. 6 and above.

    You won the League Cup early on but were sacked in your third season

  7. 7 and above.

    You won the League Cup early on but were sacked in your third season

  8. 8 and above.

    You are the special one

  9. 9 and above.

    You are the special one

  10. 0 and above.

    You are a specialist in failure

  11. 10 and above.

    You are the special one

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