With a top-four finish now extremely improbable for them, they’ll have to win the Europa League to reach the Champions League for next term and give the likes of Harry Kane the silverware they crave with the club.
Spurs face Wolfsberger AC in the last-32 second leg on Wednesday, with a 4-1 lead already built up from the first meeting a week ago. That should make this clash little more than a formality, an opportunity to boost Spurs’ confidence, get back to winning ways and perhaps rotate one or two faces who might be deserving of a first-team chance going forward to help turn domestic results around.
For Mourinho, his proud record in European competitions means he’ll want to go deep into the latter stages this year, but he’ll know he needs better results on a more consistent basis soon.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.
The match kicks off at 5pm on Wednesday, 24 February.
The game will be shown live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Subscribers can stream the match via the BT Sport app or desktop website.
Spurs will likely make changes due to both the strength of their first-leg lead and their poor recent results. Giovani Lo Celso and Serge Aurier are the only two injury issues.
Eliel Peretz is out for the Austrian side, who must also give Sven Sprangler a late fitness test.
TOT - Hart; Doherty, Alderweireld, Tanganga, Davies; Sissoko, Winks; Bale, Dele, Moura; Vinicius
WOL - Kofler; Novak, Baumgartner, Lochoshvili, Scherzer; Leitgeb; Taferner, Liendl, Wernitznig; Vizinger, Joveljic
A routine stroll for Spurs, though given the extent of their first-leg lead it might not be a classic despite a relatively high possible scoreline. Spurs 4-0 Wolfsberger, 7-1 on aggregate.