Jose Mourinho MUST have time and support to bring Tottenham back to elite level, according to Simon Jordan.
Mourinho has been in charge of Spurs for 18 months and has been criticized for the lack of progress the club have made during that time.
This season, Spurs have already crashed Europa League against Dinamo Zagreb in the round of 16, and in the Premier League they are currently six points behind the top four.
They lost 3-1 to Manchester United on Sunday to deal another blow to their Champions League hopes.
The north London club can end their 13-year drought, however, as they face Man City in the Carabao Cup final later this month.
Mourinho has been widely blamed for Tottenham’s lack of progress, with claims the club have even backed down on their watch.
But former Crystal Palace owner Jordan believes the ‘serial winner’ hasn’t been given all the tools to succeed in North London.
“This guy has won something in every football club he’s been,” talkSPORT specialist Jim White told.
“He’s been with Spurs for 18 months and Spurs were the weakest team among the top six in the division in terms of talent.
“Now I’m not giving Mourinho a pass because some of the things he says and does are completely stupid and he’s a bit Machiavellian in the way he twists and bends in the wind.
“[But] this Tottenham team can not defend. They are not good enough, players like Serge Aurier are not good enough.
“Unless he gets the right support and tools, and I don’t think Tottenham will, then you’re going to find that Mourinho is going to put Tottenham sixth or fifth in the league at best.
Tottenham are the only club Mourinho has yet to win a trophy with during his illustrious managerial career.
From Porto in 2002, he went on to lead Chelsea (twice), Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Man United.
He won eight league titles as well as two Champions Leagues and dozens of other cup competitions.