Manchester United legend Teddy Sheringham has accused Jose Mourinho of always being too quick to blame others for loses while he takes credit for wins.
Mourinho, who has achieved huge successes in a coaching career which spreads over two decades now, has always been an uncompromising figure at the clubs he has led, and that has proven true at Spurs as well.
Spurs began the season on a promising note, but failed to keep up with such blistering form as the north London team dropped to ninth in the Premier League table, thus ramping up pressure on the Portuguese.
The 57-year-old has never been afraid to publicly criticise players if he felt they weren’t performing, a typical instance was the opening day of the season when he said some of his Spurs stars had been “lazy” in a loss to Everton.
Dele Alli, who was one of Tottenham’s most important players under Pochettino, has been the latest casualty of Mourinho’s open criticism.
“Typical Jose, isn’t it?” Sheringham told Goal. “Without being too rude, if Tottenham loses, it is Tottenham’s fault. If Tottenham win, then it’s Jose’s fault, that’s how it works in Jose’s world.
“He’s got a tough job on his hands [against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final in April], but he will bring silverware. It’s something that they need to do, as they [always] get awful stick from Arsenal fans.
The former England international, who won 51 caps for the Three Lions continued: “They were very good under [former boss Mauricio] Pochettino, but he did not win anything, and that is what you look back on as a professional footballer in your career, that you win stuff.
“Jose is a proven winner, and hopefully that will be the case at Tottenham.”
Sheringham played as a striker during his 24-year career that ended in 2008 and won the Premier League three times with Manchester United.