Jose Mourinho’s anger after his dismissal from Manchester United will help him lead Tottenham to titles, according to Graeme Souness.
Mourinho was announced as Spurs’ new manager a few hours after Mauricio Pochettino’s impressive five-year stint at the club came to an end.
The north Londoners haven’t won any silverware since their League Cup success in 2008 but Souness is confident that the Special One has what it takes to break that hoodoo.
The Liverpool legend-turned-pundit believes the former Chelsea and United boss’ anger is the driving force that makes him the “right man at the right time” for Spurs.
The Portuguese manager received a lot of criticism after his dismissal from United last year and Souness thinks he will want to “ram those words down his critics’ throats”.
The Sky Sports pundit also pointed out that Mourinho has won trophies with every club he has managed since 2002 and he could transform Tottenham’s attractive football with a more pragmatic approach that would lead them to some silverware.
Souness said: “He is a guy that has won trophies wherever he has been. I would expect him to do the same at Spurs.
“Spurs have won three trophies in 28 years. For a big club that’s just not good enough.
“Spurs are genuinely a big football club and they need someone that can turn what is perceived to be attacking, attractive football into maybe a slightly more pragmatic approach that will put some silverware in the boardroom, and I think he is the perfect fit for them.
“He is an angry man, deep inside. He’s a frustrated man, the way it turned out at United. I think Spurs will reap the benefit of that.
“They are getting the right man at the right time because he is driven.
“He feels he has a point to prove to people who doubted him or were critical of him.
“He will want to ram those words down his critics’ throats.
“So Spur are getting the right man at the right time in my opinion.”