Jose Mourinho’s No 2 Joao Sacramento ‘could take over as manager of Belgian club Mouscron’ less than a year after joining Spurs as part of the Portuguese’s new-look coaching staff
- Joao Sacramento could be heading for a management role in Belgium
- Jose Mourinho’s No 2 at Tottenham has been targeted by Royal Excel Mouscron
- Belgian side are looking for a new manager after sacking Fernando Da Cruz
Jose Mourinho’s assistant, Joao Sacramento, could be heading for a management job of his own after reportedly being targeted by Belgian side Mouscron.
The side at the bottom of the Belgian First Division are looking for a new manager after sacking Fernando Da Cruz at the weekend.
Sacramento has been in the job less than a year after joining when Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino last November, but could now be on his way to Belgium according to Le Soir.
Tottenham assistant manager Joao Sacramento could be heading for a new role in Belgium
The 31-year-old (left) joined Spurs as Jose Mourinho’s No 2 in November last year
The 31-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise as a coach, and had helped Lille reach last season’s Champions League before he was lured away to Spurs.
Sacramento previously worked under the sacked Mouscron coach, Da Cruz, during a caretaker period in at French club Lille.
Mouscron are rock-bottom of the league in Belgium and have yet to win any of their nine games in the competition.
They have drawn three and lost six already, having come a respectable tenth last season.
Mourinho has been effusive in his praise of his assistant manager at Tottenham
Mouscron are reportedly tracking Sacramento after sacking Fernando Da Cruz at the weekend
Sacramento has no experience working as a manger and previously worked as a scout at Monaco before going on to Lille.
Mourinho has been effusive in his praise of Sacramento having brought him with him to north London last year.
He said earlier this year: ‘Joao is working with me as you know just at Spurs for the first time but I can say that we’ve worked together for a few years.
‘He’s been at Monaco and then in Lille and our relationship comes from then. We can say that by talking, by changing opinions, by changing ideas, we know each other for quite a long time and I knew that he was going to be an assistant with quality because he has great talent and with great motivation.
‘That’s because for him it’s the first time really he’s going to a league of our dimension, with the day by day challenge of our league, so I’m really, really happy with Joao. For him, it’s a new experience to be at this level.’