“Mauricio Pochettino was a good manager, don’t get me wrong. However, they’ve now got more chance of winning the title because of Mourinho.
“He knows what you have to do week in, week out and then all over again.
“You have to be there or thereabouts all the time. You cannot be giving teams six, seven or eight-point head starts, and they are right in the mix at the moment.
“A word of caution, though. Everyone’s talking about the title and because it is November, people think we’re nearly halfway through the season.
“Usually we’d have played about 15 games by now and that’s a massive difference, but we’ve only played seven or eight games.”