Watford striker, Troy Deeney has admitted that he would love to work under Jose Mourinho, who he considers to be one of the best coaches in the world.
Deeney, who is currently plying his trade in the Championship, is looking to bounce straight back up with the Hornets after their relegation from the Premier League last season.
It appeared as if the striker would jump ship in the summer after Watford failed to maintain their Premier League status.
Multiple reports claimed (The Athletic and Football Insider) that the experienced striker was being eyed up by Tottenham as a back up to Harry Kane but the North Londoners eventually snapped up Carlos Vinicius on loan from Benfica.
Deeney has since revealed that he did meet with Mourinho during the summer and hinted that Spurs did show some interest in signing him.
The striker has now admitted that he has nothing but respect for what the Tottenham boss has achieved in the game.
When asked whether he would like to work with Mourinho, he told talkSPORT Breakfast with Laura Woods: “Yes, why wouldn’t you want to be managed by one of the best. Even if you didn’t get on personality-wise.
“You would have nothing but respect and admiration for the man and for the players and calibre of clubs he has worked for.
“Everything I hear, he is a great man-manager. I suppose if you spoke to Dele Alli, he would say differently.
“But a lot of people I have spoken to say he’s really straight to the point, so for me, that would be perfect.”
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Deeney certainly appears to be the kind of character who would have got along with Jose Mourinho. One can make the case that he would have been a positive influence in the Tottenham dressing room had we signed him in the summer instead of Vinicius. Even in terms of his impact on the pitch, the 32-year-old would have likely offered more than the Brazilian, who has hardly featured in the Premier League so far.
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