JOSE MOURINHO has been confirmed as the new manager of Spurs which has Irish fans nervous for what that could mean for Troy Parrott’s development.The Portugese is notorious for favouring experienced players over youth.1 Troy Parrott’s career has been progressing rapidly thus far.After what has been a very uplifting time for the future of both Irish football and Troy Parrott, this morning’s statement from Tottenham Hotspur confirming that Jose Mourinho will replace Mauricio Pochettino has Irish fans on high alert.While Pochettino had been keen to nurture Parrott and other young players such as Dele Alli, Harry Winks and Juan Foyth over his time at the club, Mourinho has traditionally preferred to rely on older players.The 17-year-old had been included in both Premier League and Champions League squads this season for Spurs and made his senior debut in the Carabao Cup defeat to Colchester United.Irish supporters as well as football fans in general, however, fear his development is likely to be hindered under Mourinho.Mourinho when Troy Parrott asks for first team opportunities pic.twitter.com/bC25Rh6afG— AD (@UTDFuture) November 20, 2019 Man’s talking about the academy like he’s gonna use it. Troy Parrott needs to leave the first chance he gets, he’ll barely get a chance under Jose. https://t.co/5LZypxICZC— 🔱 (@DZKurtisss) November 20, 2019 Will he bring us trophies? Likely.Will he stall the careers of Troy Parrott, Oliver Skipp and Jamie Bowden? Definitely.It is what it is, but like I said, I fear for the damage this will do to the club in the long term. Let’s hope his tiny sabbatical did something positive. https://t.co/ejvQns1IXP— Freddie La Roche (@Freddie_LR) November 20, 2019 Probably not great news for Troy Parrott #Mourinho— Stephen Burke (@_Chartsengrafs_) November 20, 2019 Here’s to hoping Poch takes Troy Parrott with him to he’s next club 🙏🏼 https://t.co/XL5FBYTvvd— WC (@corrigan96) November 20, 2019 MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubParrott had another fine performance last night for the Republic of Ireland U21s, scoring in their emphatic come from behind win over Sweden to extend their lead at the top of the group.This comes a day after he was on the bench for the senior side’s critical 1-1 draw which meant Denmark advance automatically to EURO 2020 while Ireland face the uncertainty of a playoff with firstly Slovakia and then the winner of Northern Ireland-Bosnia.Mourinho’s first game in charge will be away to West Ham this Saturday while he returns to Old Trafford to face former team Manchester United on December 4th.