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Darren Bent: Mourinho’s tactics are dated

Sat 20 March 2021 | 10:03

The former Spurs striker doesn’t see a long-term future for Mourinho at Tottenham.

Jose Mourinho

has been criticized for his side’s performances in their recent games. The


were defeated 2-1 against


in the north London derby last week. They also suffered a shocking 3-0 defeat against

Dinamo Zagreb

which saw them get eliminated from the Europa League.

Darren Bent

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,"

Bent told



“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 against

Aston Villa

on Sunday.

source: SportMob