Jose Mourinho Tottenham Tactic FM20 + Mourinho Dream Team
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Jose Mourinho Tottenham Tactic FM20 + Mourinho Dream Team

By spaskecar | February 5, 2020 | 7128 Views

Today we talk about the Jose Mourinho Tottenham Tactic in FM20. But first, let’s talk a little bit about the club background and about Mourinho.

In November of 2019, Tottenham Hotspur announced Jose Mourinho as the new manager after parting ways with Mauricio Pochettino.

“In Jose, we have one of the most successful managers in football.”

“He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician. He has won honors at every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room.”

Chairman Daniel Levy

Tottenham enjoyed their greatest era during the 1960s and, despite a frustrating 11 years without a trophy, Spurs have a successful history. They have won a total of 28 trophies in their history, including the old English Premier Division, Cup Winners Cup, Euro Cup and played the Champions Cup finals in 2019.

Mourinho was brought to the club because it was struggling. At the moment of his appointment, the club was 14th in the league. At the end of January, Tottenham is sitting in 6th position with the same amount of points as Manchester United who is 5th.

They have a real shot at finishing 4th or better for Champions League football next season.


So, what is the Jose Mourinho FM20 Tactic?


This is what we at FMBrotherhood believe the Jose Mourinho FM 20 tactic is.

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Mourinho Football Manager 2020 tactic – Tottenham Hotpsur

The formation is 4-2-3-1 custom wing-play with an attacking mentality.

In possession:

  • More Direct Passing
  • Pass Into Space
  • Play Out Of Defence
  • Low Crosses
  • Run At Defence
  • Overlap Left
  • Overlap Right

In Transition:

  • Distribute To Full-Backs
  • Counter
  • Counter-Press

Out of Possession:

  • Defend Narrower
  • Much Higher Defensive Line
  • Much Higher Line Of Engagement
  • Extremely Urgent
  • Prevent Short GK Distribution
  • Get Stuck In
  • Use Tighter Marking
  • Use Offside Trap


Players in the Jose Mourinho FM20 Tactic


Hugo Lloris is the goalkeeper of choice for Jose Mourinho. In real life, he was injured for a long time and Paulo Gazzaniga was between the posts but as soon as he recovered from injury, he took the number one spot.

Lloris is also a better goalkeeper in FM20 with 157 current ability compared to 137 of Gazzaniga.

The defensive line consists of Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, and Serge Aurier. And they are the best players for their position in the Tottenham team based on current ability.

Jose Mourinho loves to have strong people in midfield, that’s why he uses Tanguy Ndombele and Moussa Sissoko as the midfield pair.

The three attacking midfielders are Son Heung-Min, Dele Alli, and Lucas Moura. Son and Moura are the best in their position, but the AMC position is what everyone wants to see how Mourinho will handle.

Christian Eriksen is the best in the position, but he failed to deliver this season and reports suggest he will leave Tottenham in January. Giovani Lo Celso is also available and is as good as Dele Alli, but why would you give time to someone who is there on loan?

Of course, in the front, as the Deep Lying Forward is Harry Kane. He is one of the best FM20 strikers in the game.

And that is it, that was Jose Mourinho Tottenham Tactic in Football Manager 2020 and his best players in the Tottenham team.

Our team member NIK made a great YouTube video about the tactic for Tottenham which has slightly different roles for players. You can see the video here:

The video includes in-game footage of goals scored and how players act when placed in a certain role.

What do you guys think about the players that Jose Mourinho has at his disposal at Tottenham? Are any of them good enough to join the Jose Mourinho dream team of all the players he ever managed?


Jose Mourinho’s Dream Team


This is another YouTube video that our team member NIK has made. The video includes the best 11 players that Jose Mourinho has managed.

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Mourinho best 11 – Mourinho`s Dream team

You can see the video here:

Goalkeeper  Peter Cech

Left Back Marcelo

Central Defender Sergio Ramos

Central Defender John Terry

Right Back Javier Zanetti

Central Midfielder Frank Lampard

Central Midfielder Makelele

Attacking Midfielder Left Eden Hazard

Attacking Midfielder Center Mesut Ozil

Attacking Midfielder Right Cristiano Ronaldo

Striker Didier Drogba


What do you guys think? Is any of the current Tottenham players good enough to enter the Jose Mourinho dream eleven lineup?

If so, tell us in the comments!

One thought on “Jose Mourinho Tottenham Tactic FM20 + Mourinho Dream Team

  1. He is currently playing Aurier as either a Defensive winger or a attacking wing back with the defense narrow I think

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