Gary Neville has agreed with Jamie Carragher’s claim that he would love to see Jose Mourinho win the Premier League title with Tottenham.
The Portuguese manager, who has already won the league three times with Chelsea, has had a good start to the season with Spurs, and following their victory against West Brom they sit second behind only Leicester going into the international break.
Carragher recently told Sky Sports that if his former team Liverpool were not to finish top of the pile again he would like to see Mourinho do so with Spurs.
“Mourinho has had so much thrown at him recently; accusations that he’s yesterday’s man, his football is from a different era,” Carragher said.
© Dave Thompson/POOL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock A late Harry Kane goal saw Tottenham beat West Brom and temporarily move to the top of the Premier League
“I’d love to see him win again and almost stick two fingers up at pundits and the press, whoever.
“It would be a good story for Mourinho to do that again. After what he’s achieved in his career, he still gets a lot of criticism because he rubs people up the wrong way at different times, but it would be nice to see him win again in a different way.”
And speaking on the Gary Neville Podcast Neville, for once, was in agreement with his co-pundit.
“I said a couple weeks ago on Monday Night Football that Spurs couldn’t win the league, and I still don’t think they can,” Neville said.
“But I do agree with Jamie Carragher that it would be the most outstanding story to see Jose Mourinho win the Premier League with Tottenham.
“It would be something that would alarm Chelsea fans, Manchester United fans and Arsenal fans. It would be one of the great stories, because Tottenham don’t win leagues!
© Getty Images Europe Jose Mourinho would desperately love to win the Premier League for a fourth time
“He’s got the forward players to do it. You think of the strike force and the goal threat – it’s incredible.”
Spurs face a potentially season-defining run of fixtures after the international break, with games against Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Leicester all coming up before Christmas.
A good points return from those five games may just convince Neville and Carragher that Mourinho’s side really could finish top come May.