Mourinho has ulterior motive to playing Troy Parrott more at Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur, Troy Parrott (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)
Tottenham Hotspur, Troy Parrott (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images) /

Jose Mourinho, who provided Troy Parrott with his Premier League début last weekend, has an ulterior motive for increasing the wunderkind’s playing time at Tottenham. 

Parrott is out of contract at Spurs in 18 months and, like a shoal of ravenous sharks, other clubs are lurking, ready to pry our budding superstar away. Bundesliga juggernauts Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are both interested in signing Spurs’ young Irishman.

And while Parrott, who made his début for Ireland less than a month ago, was fully deserving of his first cameo in the Premier League, Mourinho is using all his years of craft and experience to protect the club’s long-term interest.

Losing Parrott to a Bundesliga outfit is an unthinkable outcome. It would be a catastrophic case of mismanagement, letting one of the club’s brightest youngsters leave for pastures anew. With that in mind, Mourinho, by offering Parrott Premier League and potentially Champions League match time, is pulling out all the stops.

Who really cares if Mourinho’s has ulterior motives where Parrott is concerned. The gaffer is right in showering the 17-year-old with affection and attention, as Parrott is Harry Kane’s understudy, the future goal-scoring asset of our storied club.

Spurs supporters are excited about the prospect of seeing Troy Parrott start in the Champions League tomorrow against Bayern Munich. Based on all the variables at hand, you can almost guarantee Parrott’s place in the first 11 in Munich.

It will show the youngster that his club believes in his ability and will provide him the opportunity to grow, progress and thrive at the top level, in the biggest competitions. It will show him that his patience will pay off, and he will be rewarded for his loyalty to the badge.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see Mourinho turn the crank a few more notches in the coming weeks, offering the 17-year-old a long-term contract with the Lilywhites.

Boost the boy’s confidence, have him come on for the first time in the top flight, give him a start against one of the most storied clubs in the most prestigious club competition in world football and, for the pièce de résistance, slap down in front of him a long-term contract he can’t refuse.

Next. Spurs starting lineup against Munich: Expect Parrott to start. dark

Sounds like brilliant, and effective, man management.