Five pressing issues Jose Mourinho must address to save Spurs’ season

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO arrives at Tottenham seeking to revitalise his career – and a club that, Champions League aside, has endured a torrid 2019.The final year of Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure saw Spurs earn just 25 points from 24 games… and slump to 14th in the Premier League.4 Jose Mourinho has plenty of work to do at SpursCredit: Getty – ContributorHere, SunSport examine the five things that the Special One will have to address if he is to be successful at Tottenham.MORALEJose Mourinho must pick chins up off the floor in that Spurs dressing room.Whether it is players unhappy at Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking, his appointment, their contract situation or this season’s form.It is inevitable Jose’s arrival would not have gone down well with all the squad — especially those who owe their fame and fortune to Poch.So Mourinho must now work his magic to get that new manager bounce.4 Tottenham have endured a horrendous start to the seasonCredit: AFP or licensorsSQUAD SHAKE-UPYou do not need to be a superstar boss to realise this Spurs squad requires a revamp.More quality must be brought in and the deadwood shipped out fast.Mourinho will want to get Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld — all free agents this summer — either playing at their best or out of the door.So the January window will be crucial to shake-up a squad on easy street.WINNING MENTALITYRival fans joke the last time Spurs staged an open-top bus parade, it was pulled by a horse!They have not lifted ANY trophy since the League Cup in 2008.Poch took them close, notably reaching last season’s Champ­ions League final, but could not end the drought.Mourinho, for all his baggage he brings, is a serial winner. But can he finally change the club’s mindset?4 Jose Mourinho can bring a winning mentality to Tottenham after their Champions League heartbreak4DANIEL LEVYChairman Levy must realise by now that his club’s failure is not all down the managers.Mourinho must get Levy to spend like a top European club which wants to win big. Not like a Prem club happy with finishing above Arsenal every season.And Levy needs to keep his new manager in the wealth he is accustomed to as Jose is a man who demands big-money buys.LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearTIME YOU CHANGEDMourinho should learn from his experience at Manchester United.He felt like yesterday’s man at Old Trafford as his methods bore all the hallmarks of coach unable to move with the times.He needs to show the Jose of 2019 can still cut it at the very top, or the ‘Special One’ is destined to finish up in China or America’s MLS. Jose Mourinho gives first interview as head coach at Tottenhamlast_img read more

Gardai issue golden rules for safe online shopping

first_imgGardai have issued a warning to consumers in the midst of one of the busiest online shopping periods of the year.Black Friday weekend sales and Cyber Monday discounts are in full swing across online stores. Gardai warn that, in a small number of cases, online shopping fraud can losing money or having their credit/debit card details being compromised.A 12-Step guide to Safe Online Shopping has been published with key Crime Prevention advice for all shoppers: The DOs Only buy from trusted sources, shops or brands that you are familiar with Use credit cards when purchasing things online Make sure the data transfer is appropriately protected. Look for the padlock symbol Think twice before allowing e-merchant stores to store your payment details Be aware how to control the recurring charge if paying for a continuous service online Always save all documents related to your online purchases.The DON’Ts If you are not buying a specific product or service, don’t submit your card details Avoid doing your online shopping at sites that don’t use full authentication Never send your Card number, PIN or any other card information to anyone by email When purchasing something online from another person, do not send money up front Never send your card details in an unencrypted email Don’t send money to anyone you don’t know onlineREMEMBERRegularly check statements and transactions for any frauds or suspicious activity. Report suspicious transactions to your local Garda station and to your bank or card processor.  Gardai have also provided advice for Online Retailers, who can also be the target of frauds when it comes to purchases or goods online:Compromised credit cards of requests to pay for goods and services using money transfer services can result in significant losses for online sellers. To avoid those losses, some basic steps should be kept in mind by online retailers and private sellers. Beware of any purchases of bulk items or large quantities of the items or random goodsCheck any purchases of high-value goods or goods that can easily be resoldBe cautious with purchases using credit/debit cards issues overseas or in a different name than the purchaser Check that delivery and billing addresses are the same. Check addresses and usernames online using Google to see if any reports or complaints. Require postcodes with addresses. Use Google maps to make sure the address is correctBe cautious of bulk purchases of gift cards and guest logins rather than users creating accounts Small cost purchases followed by larger purchases by the same user could indicate someone testing a compromised cardIf you capture IP addresses check them online to see where they are registered. If the billing/delivery address is in a different country, this could indicate a problemFurther advice/information is available on:www.europol.europa.eu for advice on crime and golden rules of safe online shoppingwww.garda.ie for crime prevention advice and contact details of local Garda Stationswww.bpfi.ie for advice on banking and payments (or you bank’s website)https://thecai.ie/your-rights Consumer Association of Ireland re online shopping rightsGardai issue golden rules for safe online shopping was last modified: November 23rd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Black Fridayshopping cyber mondaylast_img read more