To be fair Mourinho has coached far more exciting/attacking teams than George Graham ever did. Spurs is a good project for him - he already has many of the kind of attacking players he likes - a top number 9, fast & direct wide forwards. Players better suited to the way he wants to attack than those he had at Utd I'd say.Are we really now pretending Mourinho's sides don't play safety first, pragmatic football? There may be an argument to have about dull football v success if results improve but lets not rewrite his managerial history. I remember similar arguments when Graham came that he would improve the defence before working on the attack. Funnily enough he forgot about the latter.
I'm optimistic performances will improve if we keep key players fit. Yes he likes a solid defense first, and yes he likes quick counter attacks. And he doesn't prioritise possession like, say, Pep or even Poch. But this style is probably a more realistic model for success for a club like Spurs, who still can't compete at the very top of the transfer market. I don't think he's as defensive a coach as Simeone at Athletico Madrid, but Athletico face similar problems to us, in that they can't compete financially with their top two. So I'd take a bit of pragmatism if it meant success.