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Tottenham are “nowhere near” what they were

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Former Tottenham Hotspur’s boss Harry Redknapp feels that his old club has gone backward in recent years.

Tottenham Hotspur has been so near yet so far from being considered the very best in England in recent years.

Mauricio Pochettino came in from Southampton and definitely improved the club. The Argentine tactician took them the closest they have been in many years to winning anything.

However, being a cup winner or a champion has always seemed a step too far.

When Pochettino was relieved of his duties, Mourinho took over with a clear vision. To complete the task that so many have failed to do so in recent years.

Jose Mourinho has a proven track record of winning. But some are still not convinced he is taking the Lillywhites to the next level.

Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp feels that they are currently further away from winning anything than they have been in years.

Redknapp explained to Talk Sport why, pointing the finger at the players the club has allowed to leave.

He said:

“A couple of years ago I looked at them when they had Kyle Walker at right-back, who was absolutely flying, and Danny Rose at left-back.”

“You looked at that team, Christian Eriksen was playing, Mousa Dembele too.”

“They really did look good. I thought they were a Premier League-winning team in the next year or two.”

“I look at them now and I don’t see them anywhere near that, to be truthful.”

“They have still got Harry Kane and they have still got good players but they’re nowhere near.”

“They’ve got Dele Alli too but they’re nowhere near where they were.”

“In my opinion three or four years ago when they should have won something under Mauricio Pochettino.”

Mourinho will no doubt want to spend this summer. He has a track record of bringing in proven talent. It remains to be seen if he can convince Daniel Levy to relinquish the purse strings at Tottenham.