Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is believed to be far from pleased following the Premier League’s latest announcement over rearranged fixtures for April.
Spurs face a critical month in their season as they continue to chase a place in the top four, while they also take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on April 25 looking to win the club’s first piece of silverware since 2008.
And amid a packed schedule the Premier League have confirmed that Spurs’ game against Everton will take place on April 16, while a clash against Southampton has been moved to April 21 due to the Saints’ involvement in the FA Cup semi-finals.
The latter fixture comes just four days before the Wembley showpiece, and Mirror Football understands Mourinho is far from happy with the change due to the fact he wanted a full week of training before the final.
City also only have four days’ rest ahead of the game as they take on Aston Villa on the same night as Spurs face the Saints.
But with the title all but wrapped up Pep Guardiola may well choose to rest a number of his key players – a luxury Mourinho is not afforded as his side continue to battle for a Champions League qualification spot.
It will be intriguing to see what Mourinho says about the fixture schedule when he takes a press conference later this week, but he will know deep down that April is a month which could well determine his future.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is thought to be waiting until the end of the season to decide whether or not to give the under-pressure manager more time.
And it seems likely that if Mourinho achieves a top four finish or wins the Carabao Cup he will be afforded at least one more season to get things right, whereas if he does neither he could well be handed his marching orders in the summer.
Spurs return to action following the international break on Sunday when they travel to struggling Newcastle.