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Tottenham’s Danny Rose backs ‘serial winner’ Mourinho

TOTTENHAM defender Danny Rose says it is ‘obvious’ boss Jose Mourinho is targeting FA Cup glory this season.

One of Mourinho’s remits at Spurs is to end their 12-year trophy drought and, while the oldest cup competition is their best bet this term, they must overcome Championship side Middlesbrough in a third-round replay tonight for the right to play Southampton in the fourth round.

Former boss Mauricio Pochettino openly said winning the FA Cup cannot compare to finishing in the top four, but Mourinho has always chased silverware.

‘Whoever we played, Mauricio wanted to win. Period,’ said Rose (pictured) of his former manager’s approach.

‘Whatever team he put out, he fully believed that team could win. It’s no different with the manager now. It’s obvious that he (Mourinho) is a serial winner. Wherever he goes he wins trophies. That’s a fact.

‘Whatever team he puts out on Tuesday will be a team he fully expects to win and it’s obvious that the FA Cup is something he has an eye on this season.’