‘I will be very surprised’ – Former Spurs coach makes Mourinho claim

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Former Tottenham assistant coach Gus Poyet has claimed that he will be extremely surprised if Jose Mourinho does not win any silverware in north London.

Tottenham have experienced mixed results since the Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino at the helm back in late November.

While results initially improved, they have dropped off since the turn of the year.

The Spurs boss has been vocal about the injury problems he has had to deal with since arriving at North London which has seen him without the services of Heung-min Son, Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko (Football.London).

Mourinho has already insisted that he wants to win the Premier League for the fourth time as a manager with Tottenham (Sky Sports).

Poyet, who served as an assistant to Juande Ramos at White Hart Lane admitted that only time will tell if the Lilywhites were right to sack Pochettino.

However, he confidently claimed that Mourinho will deliver silverware to Tottenham if the club sticks with him for three seasons.

The former Spurs and Chelsea midfielder told Stats Perform (as relayed by Goal): “It’s difficult to say if it was right or wrong [to sack Pochettino] because you don’t know what the board was thinking.

“From outside, it looks like, okay, they were through a spectacular five years with Pochettino, who did incredible things and the way he made that team play football and the way he was able to keep the momentum and get into a Champions League final in an incredible year, with incredible games.

“But they decided to change that and go more for a manager [Mourinho] who looks to win things, which is what the Tottenham fans were looking for. Now, if it was right or wrong, time will tell. What I say in the time he did the job is, if you give him three years at the club, I will be surprised if he doesn’t win a trophy. I will be very surprised.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I too expect that Jose will win a trophy at Spurs but the question really is if he can get us competing for the Premier League and the Champions League. While winning the FA Cup or the League Cup will certainly be brilliant given that it’s been twelve years since we’ve won anything, it wouldn’t really be a sign of continued progression.

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