The former Tottenham striker considers a proven winner to be “one of the best in the world” and wishes him to be given time in north London.
Jose Mourinho needs to have spent a full season at Tottenham before he is judged, says Dimitar Berbatov, with the Portuguese requiring patience in a bid to show that he remains “one of the best in the world”.
The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss took the reins of a third Premier League club in November 2019.
He was charged with the task of picking up where Mauricio Pochettino left off and getting Spurs over the line when it comes to the series of long-awaited fundamental silverware.
Initial struggles have been persevered in that quest , with disappointing exits suffered in FA Cup and Champions League competitions.
Questions have been asked of whether or not Mourinho, who has been successful wherever he has been, nonetheless has what it takes to compete with the coaching elite in the modern era.
Berbatov believes the 57-year-old remains a shrewd appointment for Spurs, however admits that he is going to need time and support in order to supply on ultimate goals.
The former Tottenham striker told Betfair : “First of all, it was unhappy to see Mauricio Pochettino get sacked at Spurs.
“It took everyone through surprise, however then, on the other hand, it was a highlight to see the club go for Jose Mourinho and get him. I did not assume it and it showed an intention from the club.
“Mourinho came from United and he didn’t have a notable end to his time there but he was nonetheless winning trophies, which is what Spurs want absolutely bad and that was in all likelihood the most important cause they went for him.
“He’s a proven name and one of the first-class in the world in the past 15 years.
“It’s nonetheless a bit too quickly to judge the job he has been doing, for me he needs a full season before we start to decide the job he has done.”
Mourinho has vowed to deliver a trophy at Tottenham, with there a desire on his phase to maintain a reputation that he has worked so hard to build.
He will get the next transfer window in which to bolster his ranks in north London, whilst the return to fitness of star performers such as Harry Kane and Heung-min Son should aid his cause appreciably in 2020-21.