The former Spurs striker doesn’t see a long-term future for Mourinho at Tottenham.
has been criticized for his side’s performances in their recent games. TheSpurs
were defeated 2-1 againstArsenal
in the north London derby last week. They also suffered a shocking 3-0 defeat againstDinamo Zagreb
which saw them get eliminated from the Europa League.
believes Mourinho’s goal at Tottenham is to win a trophy with the north London club.
“I wouldn’t say he’s a bad manager, but I just think for whatever reason his tactics might be a bit dated now,"
“He was brought in to win trophies. He was never going to be a manager that was brought in as a project – three or four years down the line he’s going to be building teams. That was [Mauricio] Pochettino.
“When they got rid of Poch when they did, and we know they were on the decline then, they brought in Jose Mourinho to win a trophy.
“It will paper over the cracks. A lot of people had put them and United as favourites. The fact they went out like they did against Zagreb – I don’t think winning the League Cup is enough.
“At the end of the season if he was to go, [if] they sacked him or he walked, he’d go ‘I did my job, I won them a trophy’.”
Tottenham sit eighth in the Premier League with 45 points from their 28 matches. The Spurs will play their next league match againstAston Villa