Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood has warned players they will need to adjust to a new environment under Jose Mourinho.
Mauricio Pochettino’s departure after five years in charge has changed the dynamic in north London, with Mourinho bringing a new approach in search of silverware.
He got off to a winning start against West Ham on Saturday but found his side 2-0 down after just 19 minutes against Olympiacos in his first home game in charge.
Before the game, Sherwood warned Mourinho will have no problem “throwing players under a buss” if they are struggling as he prioritises the team over individual figures.
Mourinho went on to haul off Eric Dier after less than half an hour, replacing him with Christian Eriksen after their miserable start.
“They’ve got to get used to it, the players,” Sherwood told beIN Sports.
“They’ve got to get used to the dynamics of this type of manager, because they’ve had Pochettino for five years.
“Even when they weren’t playing well, he would protect them publically.
“Jose will throw you under a bus.
“I’m not saying it’s right or whether it’s wrong. Jose Mourinho does not care.
“He does what he thinks is right for the team, not the individual player.
“If it means digging a player out in public, and using him as an example, he will do that because he feels that is the best way that he can win trophies. Why would you change it?”
Sherwood also warned Mourinho will need to adjust to a new environment with Daniel Levy keeping a close watching eye over developments at the training ground.
He added: “Also he needs to get used to the dynamic of going into that training ground every day, Jose, and Daniel Levy is sitting there, in his office.
“That’s his base. He’s never had that before. He was saying with Ed Woodward, ‘where is he? I never see him’.
“Well he’s going to see Daniel Levy every single day, because when you go and have lunch, he’s going to be sitting there.
“When you’re training, and you look up at that office, he’s looking at your training session, not that he knows much about it.”