Darren Bent has suggested Tottenham Hotspur would be ‘lucky’ to have Jose Mourinho as their next manager, in an interview with Football Insider.
Mauricio Pochettino has come under pressure this season as Spurs falter in their efforts, especially in the Premier League, which has led to discussions surrounding the current manager’s position.
The current campaign has been far from what many would have expected from their side, with expectations likely to have been at a high standard for the year after reaching the Champions League final and spending money on the likes of Tanguy Ndombele.
Mourinho has been heavily linked with a move to the north London outfit amid alleged interest in adding another one of England’s top-flight sides to his CV and Bent believes his former club would be fortunate to have him leading them out on to the pitch every week.
“A lot of people always talk negatively about Mourinho but he’s a born winner, look at what he has won,” he told Football Insider.
“I think sometimes clubs need to appreciate where they are and not get too big for their boots, cause I’ve heard a lot of clubs say we don’t want Mourinho, but hold on, he has won things.
“He has won things that club haven’t won, he has won the Champions League, Spurs got to the final last season but they haven’t won it.
“He’s won the Premier League with Chelsea, Spurs have never done that so before the fans start screaming ‘we don’t want him’, they need to look at his pedigree and what he has done.
“They’d be lucky to have him.”
Indeed, should Pochettino be relieved of his duties at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, or decide it was time to move on, then the idea of Mourinho being in charge may not be disastrous as some fans may think.
As Bent stated, the Portuguese manager is a proven winner and has lifted a number of trophies wherever he has taken control, including three Premier League titles whilst manager of London rivals Chelsea.
However, Tottenham remain with Pochettino at the moment despite reported crisis talks with Daniel Levy having been held very recently, per The Telegraph.