Jamie Carragher says he’d be happy with seeing Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho win the Premier League title once again.
The Spurs manager drew a somewhat mixed reaction from fans when he was quickly named as Mauricio Pochettino’s successor at the North London club last November.
To date, the Portuguese has taken charge of 46 competitive Tottenham games, winning 24 of those matches, drawing 10 and losing 12.
While last season was tricky for Spurs, they nonetheless managed to qualify for the Europa League, and also bolstered their ranks significantly over the summer.
Carragher has told Sky Sports that, in terms of anyone other than his beloved Liverpool winning the title, Mourinho’s Spurs are the team he’d like to see lift the trophy.
“I obviously want Liverpool to win the league, but if someone else were to win it, I’d love to see Jose Mourinho win again,” Carragher said on Monday Night Football.
“Mourinho has had so much thrown at him recently; accusations that he’s yesterday’s man, his football is from a different era. 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.”
It’s not quite been plain sailing for Mourinho and co, and criticism is never far behind in case of a bad performance or result.
Tottenham have looked much better this season, particularly in attack, though some issues remain at the back, as shown by the capitulation in the draw with West Ham.
The season is still young and, should Spurs succeed in tightening their defence, then the league’s top four is a very realistic target.