Jose Mourinho has the prospect to do one thing at Tottenham that eluded Mauricio Pochettino throughout his 5 years on the membership… win a trophy.
Pochettino got here near ending Spurs’ silverware drought, dropping within the League Cup remaining in 2015 after which the Champions League remaining 4 years later.
The Argentine was axed in November 2019 and changed with Mourinho who was tasked with successful trophies – as he has completed all through his total profession.
He moved one step nearer to attaining that goal by making the Carabao Cup remaining with Spurs beating Brentford 2-Zero on Tuesday.
Successful the EFL Cup means Mourinho may eclipse his predecessor, regardless of being accountable for Tottenham for only a fraction of the time Pochettino was supervisor.
talkSPORT pundit Trevor Sinclair believes that is the case, as successful silverware is the goal of any coach.
“The truth that Pochettino acquired to the ultimate of the Champions League was an awesome achievement, however to not win it I feel lots of people will say they failed,” Sinclair instructed White and Jordan on talkSPORT.
“For me, they want silverware; they haven’t had silverware since 2008. It’s an enormous soccer membership and also you have a look at the stadium and the gamers taking part in for them.
“You have a look at the supervisor too. They are saying he’s a serial winner and he’s.”
Successful the Carabao Cup would undeniably be an excellent achievement for Mourinho in his first full season accountable for Tottenham.
However Sinclair believes the stress on the Portuguese would nonetheless be within the background for him to win extra.
“The stress on managers within the Premier League, particularly at one of many so-called prime six golf equipment – and Tottenham fall into that class – is perpetual,” added Sinclair.
“You have a look at Mikel Arteta; he gained the FA Cup and the Neighborhood Protect and solely two or three weeks in the past, earlier than he acquired on this successful run of three video games, his job was beneath stress.
“I might think about there’s going to be a whole lot of media scrutiny round Jose Mourinho for this remaining, but when he does win it I’m certain he’ll be holding up fingers to say what number of trophies he’s gained as he often does.”
Sinclair’s feedback had Spurs followers calling and texting in to talkSPORT to reply, with one phoning White and Jordan to disagree.
Pochettino was beloved by the Tottenham fanbase and though his time in north London didn’t end in any trophies, some supporters consider what he achieved shouldn’t be ignored.
Gavin, the Spurs fan, stated: “I don’t suppose [Mourinho] overtakes Pochettino when it comes to achievements at Spurs simply because he wins a trophy.
“I don’t suppose Pochettino will get sufficient credit score for what he did at Spurs.
“I do know we didn’t win a trophy and that’s what soccer is all about, however he laid the foundations for what Mourinho has taken over bringing in many of the gamers.
“We’re taking part in another way that appears a bit extra damaging, however it’s efficient. I don’t suppose he overtakes Pochettino.”
talkSPORT host Simon Jordan challenged Gavin on his views, believing Pochettino has already acquired greater than sufficient credit score for what he did on the north London membership.
The previous Crystal Palace chairman stated: “How a lot credit score do you suppose Pochettino ought to be given? In the end, he’s linked with each large job and he’s acquired one of many marquee jobs in Europe.
“He hasn’t gained something, so how way more credit score do you have to give him? He’s acquired the credit score by the character of a barely inflated fame primarily based upon his mediocre deeds.”
Gavin replied: “When he was at Spurs and doing effectively he was the sought-after man. Man United have been stalking him for months and months.”
Jordan added: “My level precisely. He’s being stalked by the most important golf equipment on the again of half-decent achievements at Tottenham.
“Usually, to get these form of jobs it’s important to win one thing.
“It’s best to have gained the league when Leicester gained it!”