Jose Mourinho has touted Tottenham as one of the four teams that could win the Premier League this season.
Spurs, who reached the Champions League final last season, have finished in the top-four for each of the previous four seasons – a record that can only be matched by Manchester City, but haven’t won a major trophy since the 2008 League Cup.
The Portuguese manager, who has been out of a job since he was sacked by Manchester United last December, has recently joined Sky Sports and made his debut today for the first Super Sunday of the new campaign.
Mourinho was asked how many sides he thinks are in contention to win the title this season, he said: “Four, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City B team.”
Elsewhere, former United defender Gary Neville has already ruled his former side out of the race – admitting that Spurs, along with last seasons top-two are comfortably in front of the rest.
“Manchester United can’t win the title and I don’t think Chelsea can either,” he said.
“I think United would snap your hands off now if you offered them fourth. I think they are in a battle with Chelsea and Arsenal for that position. I think Tottenham, Liverpool and City are well ahead.”