Daniel Levy on ending the wait for silverware and the top four pursuit

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Tottenham Hotspur have not won a competitive trophy of any kind for over 11 years now, dating all the way back to Juande Ramos and 2008.

Spurs managed to lift the Carling Cup that year, with Jonathan Woodgate scoring the headed winner against London rivals Chelsea in the final.

Despite Mauricio Pochettino’s incredible achievements in North London, he was unable to add a trophy during his five-year stint as manager.

The Argentine came close with second-place finishes in both the League Cup and the Champions League, but was limited to runners-up medals.

Daniel Levy and the Spurs board chose to bring in serial winner, Jose Mourinho, to replace Pochettino, a man who has won trophies everywhere he has gone.

Mourinho lifted silverware at Porto, Chelsea twice, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and Manchester United, which made him an ideal choice to end the Spurs hoodoo.

When asked whether Levy had set Mourinho the task of winning a trophy, he deflected a little and talked about the pursuit of the top four.

Levy said (Standard): “Firstly, there’s no guarantee to finish in the top four. Nobody has the divine right to be there. We all come back and watch football all the time because it is so competitive.

“Wouldn’t it be boring if we were guaranteed to be there? Obviously, we aspire to be there every season but there is no guarantee whatever we do. When we are there, we want to go as far as ­possible in the various competitions but sometimes it is the luck of the draw. We just want to go as far as we can.”

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