Updated: May 28
The Portuguese took over the helm at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last November.
Gustavo Poyet has backed manager Jose Mourinho to win trophies at Tottenham Hotspurs. The Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino at the Spurs helm last November, and Poyet believes the north London side made the right decision to sack the Argentine coach who spent five seasons with the north London club and failed to win a single trophy. "It's difficult to say if it was right or wrong [to sack Pochettino] because you don't know what the board was thinking," the 52-year-old told Stats Perform.
"From outside, it looks like, okay, they were through a spectacular five years with Pochettino, who did incredible things and the way he made that team play football and the way he was able to keep the momentum and get into a Champions League final in an incredible year, with incredible games.
More: Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez says they 'need to improve'. "But they decided to change that and go more for a manager [Mourinho] who looks to win things, which is what the Tottenham fans were looking for. "Now, if it was right or wrong, time will tell. What I say in the time he did the job is, if you give him three years at the club, I will be surprised if he doesn't win a trophy. I will be very surprised." The ex-Spurs midfielder continued: "Maybe he's unlucky and next year we don't have the League Cup and there will be one trophy less to play for, but he knows how to get players to play for important games. "Cup competitions, on the day, it's totally different. I was lucky at certain times to win trophies, but always in cup competitions. "I was part of teams, like Chelsea, where we were very good on the day. 'It's today, or nothing tomorrow'. And that day, I was lucky to participate in teams that were able to win those games." More: Harry Winks says Tottenham Hotspur Stadium "feels like home already".