Mourinho left baffled by questions over Spurs' partnership with Dulux

Jose Mourinho left baffled by questions over Tottenham’s disastrous launch of their new paint sponsor – and their dog mascot – after Dulux mocked the club by joking about selling their empty trophy cabinet

  • Jose Mourinho was left baffled by questions over Spurs’ new brand partnership 
  • Dulux mocked the north Londoners shortly after the partnership was announced 
  • The Spurs boss was quizzed on his view on the farce, but was left puzzled 
  • Mourinho has more pressing matters to contend with amid a poor run of form 

Jose Mourinho was left baffled after being quizzed on Tottenham’s new paint sponsor ahead of the north London side’s trip to Goodison Park in the Premier League.

Spurs proudly announced their partnership with the brand on Twitter on Thursday morning, only for Dulux’s official account to mock the club in a series of now-deleted tweets.

Among the gaffes included Dulux responding to a fan’s joke about storing paint cans in the club’s trophy room because Spurs ‘don’t seem to put anything else in there’. 

Jose Mourinho was left baffled by questions on Spurs’ new partnership with paint brand Dulux

Dulux responded soon after, posting a picture of an empty glass cabinet with the Spurs badge on, claiming the ‘unused trophy cabinet’ was ‘for sale’. 

Soon after mocking their new commercial partners, Dulux deleted the offending tweets, seeing their relationship with the Premier League side get off to the worst possible start. 

A reporter took to quizzing Mourinho on the disastrous start of the new partnership, asking the Portuguese if he likes ‘the old English sheepdog’ synonymous with the Dulux brand. 

The Premier League club announced its new partnership with the paint brand on Thursday

However, Dulux’s official Twitter account mocked the club’s lack of silverware soon after

Dulux joked that you should always dust before painting after one fan suggested to paint Spurs’ empty trophy cabinet

One fan asked if the brand’s iconic dog could play at centre, which Dulux responded by saying it could probably do ‘a better job’ than some of the club’s current crop of players

But the Spurs boss was not following the line of questioning, offering a puzzled expression before responding ‘what is that’ ahead of his side’s clash with Everton this weekend. 

Mourinho has more pressing matters to contend with ahead of his side’s visit to Merseyside, with Spurs in the midst of a poor run of form at the worst possible time as they look to seal a place in the top four. 

The north Londoners have won one of their last three top flight games, having dropped points against Newcastle before suffering defeat to Manchester United last weekend.

When asked why his side are dropping points, Mourinho responded: ‘That’s not what I’m ready to discuss with you. (When?) Maybe never.’

Mourinho also confirmed that full backs Matt Doherty and Ben Davies remain unavailable for the trip to Goodison Park, with the Irishman closer to a return than his Welsh team-mate.

‘It’s risky to say. Matt Doherty did the warm-up with us. He did the warm-up with the group and then went to sports science for individual work. So he’s not ready for tomorrow, but he’s coming.

‘Ben Davies not even close to that. I would say that after 51 matches or so in the last couple of months to arrive in this sort of situation with only two injured that we cannot complain because the work has been good and the squad as a whole is in a good situation.’ 

More to follow.  

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