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Tottenham Hotspur: Darren Bent says Spurs would be ‘lucky’ to have Jose Mourinho succeed Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur: Darren Bent says Spurs would be ‘lucky’ to have Jose Mourinho succeed Mauricio Pochettino

Former Spurs striker Darren Bent believes that the club should not turn down the chance to bring Jose Mourinho to the club should the opportunity arise.

Mourinho is currently out of work, while Mauricio Pochettino’s side are in a desperate run of form, having not won a Premier League game since late September.

The Argentinian has previously admitted that he fears the team’s recent results could cost him his job, and Bent feels Mourinho should not be dismissed as a potential successor should the club move on from Pochettino.

Speaking to Football Insider, Bent simply pointed to the Portuguese’s record as a reason why Spurs may not be able to turn the three-time Premier League winner down.

He said: “A lot of people always talk negatively about Mourinho but he’s a born winner, look at what he has won.

“He has won things that [the] 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 [and] 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.”

It’s a simple argument that Bent makes, but a compelling one, nonetheless.

Mourinho has a proven track record, delivering both domestically and in Europe in multiple countries – and with plenty of Premier League experience to hand, there are arguably few better candidates going by his lengthy personal honours list.

However, one thing that could be his downfall is potentially what could have hindered Pochettino’s current spell – a lack of funds.

‘The Special One’ often spent big at his former clubs – particularly at Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United – while a single League Cup triumph was his only major domestic trophy at Old Trafford despite spending nearly £350m on new players in his first two seasons alone.

Meanwhile, Spurs have spent little over £100m in the last two years.

Therefore, while Mourinho has the relevant experience to make Spurs a success, it may come at a substantial cost – though that may be of little importance to a club that has gone over a decade without a major trophy.

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