'He might do a better job': Spurs and Dulux do not get off to glossy start

Jose Mourinho (left) probably won't select the Dulux dog (right) at centre-back. Credit: PA

Tottenham Hotspur’s new partnership with Dulux got off to an underwhelming start after the paint suppliers mocked the Premier League club on Twitter.

Spurs announced that Dulux had become the club’s official paint supplier, with the company’s famous fluffy dog getting a tour of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Hotspur Way training ground.

But they were soon mocked by their new partner in hastily-deleted tweets, with the social media team hitting the wrong tone.

Responding to other users’ tweets, they made fun of the club’s lack of recent silverware, posting a picture of an empty trophy cabinet being for sale and then made a barb about the club’s defenders.

In a reply to a tweet asking whether the Dulux dog can play centre-back, they tweeted: “He might do a better job”.

The tweets certainly made a splash as Dulux was the second top trend on Twitter in the UK.

Spurs said the partnership will see the club “benefit from the unrivalled expertise in paint and colour” of the country’s leading paint supplier, with all club buildings getting a facelift using specific paint colour matches.

Dulux later tweeted: "We’re deeply sorry for the posts from Dulux this morning in response to the announcement of our relationship with @SpursOfficial. These do not reflect how proud we are to be the Official Paint Supplier of the Club. We’re investigating what happened and apologise to all Spurs fans."