Mourinho‚Äôs future at Manchester United has been thrown into doubt in recent weeks.
The Portuguese was not happy with the club‚Äôs transfer business in the summer and watched his team suffer a shock 3-2 loss to Brighton eight days ago.
Mourinho is the favourite to lose his job next in the Premier League, but Souness has labelled rumours about his future as ‚Äústupid‚ÄĚ.
‚ÄúThey‚Äôre under pressure,‚ÄĚ Souness said of United.
‚ÄúAll of a sudden the manager is being questioned. He‚Äôs a serious manager, serial winner.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs ridiculous that they are questioning him, but that is the price on the ticket when you‚Äôre at a big football club.
‚ÄúThe problem for him is the genie is now out of the bottle.
‚ÄúPeople are now looking at him and people are talking about how much longer he has got at United, which personally I think is stupid.
‚ÄúBut that is the price on the ticket if you‚Äôre the manager of Manchester United and it‚Äôs not going well.‚ÄĚ
Souness says Jose Mourinho‚Äôs task has been made harder by the progression of bitter rivals Liverpool and last season‚Äôs champions Manchester City.
‚ÄúHis problems are compounded because of what‚Äôs happening along the East Lancs Road at Liverpool,‚ÄĚ the Liverpool legend added.
‚ÄúThey are an emerging team, a team that isn‚Äôt going to go away for a long time, if you look at the age and the quality they‚Äôve got in their squad.
‚ÄúAnd I think what‚Äôs happening nearer home, Man City. The champions, the brand of football they‚Äôre playing and that will hurt Man United supporters.
‚ÄúThe football they‚Äôre playing isn‚Äôt Man United.
“If you‚Äôre playing the way Man United are playing, you have to be winning things.
‚ÄúYou have to be winning matches and taking the spotlight off your performances.‚ÄĚ
Mourinho made six changes for the visit of Tottenham tonight.