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Jose Mourinho needs time at Tottenham, says Joe Cole.
Cole, who won Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, believes it is too early to be passing judgement on a proven winner.
The ex-England international told PA Sport: “Jose has gone into a difficult situation.
“In the media, in particular, there is a lot of anti-Jose, people who are very quick to jump on Jose’s back, especially for someone who has been as successful as him.
“You need to look at the job in perspective, I think it had run its course under Pochettino. I think the team wasn’t playing well, it needed a change. But it’s like turning a cruise ship, you can’t just turn it on a sixpence, it takes time. He needs time, he needs to bring the right players in.
“I think the relationship with Daniel Levy is important if Levy gets him the players he wants and gives him time I think it will be a success for him.
“It’s just how every time Spurs lose a game… Spurs were losing games under Pochettino, players weren’t playing well. I think some of the players may have run their course at Tottenham. They are all great players but sometimes your time is up. They are in a rebuild situation.”