To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK
Advert

Jose Mourinho Eyes Up Bringing Tottenham Hotspur Duo To Serie A

Published 
| Last updated 

Jose Mourinho Eyes Up Bringing Tottenham Hotspur Duo To Serie A

Jose Mourinho has set his sights on two of his former Tottenham Hotspur players to bring to Roma, after signing for the Serie A club on Tuesday.

Loading…

It's just over two weeks ago that Mourinho was sacked as manager of Spurs and he's already got himself two jobs in the meantime, whilst the Premier League club haven't got a single permanent manager. (1-0 Mourinho!)

On Tuesday he was announced as the new Roma boss, much to the surprise of many, marking his return to Italy, 10 years after winning the treble with Inter.

Advert

Despite a poor time in charge of Spurs, the former Manchester United boss is reportedly eyeing up two of the players he managed whilst in north London.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, both Eric Dier and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg are on the new Roma boss' wish list this summer.

The Italian paper claims the 58-year-old will ask his new team to make a bid for his two ex players when the transfer window opens.

Dier became a first team regular under Mourinho. Image: PA Images
Dier became a first team regular under Mourinho. Image: PA Images
Advert

Dier was a favourite of Mourinho's before he joined Spurs, with the Portuguese manager linked with the England player when he was in charge at Old Trafford.

The 27-year-old became a first choice centre back at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium under Mourinho and has started 25 Premier League games this season.

Dier could be partnered with another Englishman in defence who has previously been managed by Mourinho, with Chris Smalling a regular for the Giallorossi, even if the new manager doesn't remember him.

Hojbjerg has been extremely impressive this season. Image: PA Images
Hojbjerg has been extremely impressive this season. Image: PA Images
Advert

Hojbjerg was signed by Mourinho at the beginning of the season and quickly established himself as an important member of the team.

Speaking about the former Southampton midfielder back in December, when Spurs briefly went top of the league, the manager said, "Pierre is, first of all, very intelligent. He reads the game very well. He's going to be a coach one day, for sure.

"...On the pitch, he reads the situation very, very well and the people that surround him are really compact, they read the game."

The article also says the former Special One could target RB Leipzig's Marcel Sabitzer, who he wanted when at Spurs, or Nemanja Matic, who he managed at Chelsea and United, as potential signings in midfield.

Advert

Corriere della Sera claim that Mourinho could also target United goalkeeper David de Gea on loan, with the Spaniard now second choice behind Dean Henderson.

It looks like rather than getting one band back together, Mourinho is hoping to start a new super group made up of players from all his ex teams, hopefully he still has Michael Essien's number...

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Jose Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspur, Football, Eric Dier, Serie A, Roma, Premier League, Transfer gossip

Ryan Sidle
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Football

Javier Hernandez Breaks Down In Tears After Being Told He’d Been A ‘Bad Father’

16 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Football

Sadio Mane Close To Agreeing A Deal With Bayern Munich, Set To Cost £25 Million

17 hours ago