No football fan would claim he was not surprised by Spurs appointing Jose Mourinho after doing away with Mauricio Pochettino a year ago but as they say nothing is new under the sun. Not to forget that Mourinho had previously stated that he would never manage Tottenham Hotspur while he was at the helm of Chelsea but football is always full of surprises. Daniel Levy got tired of the stalemate Spurs got into under Pochettino and took the almighty gamble of appointing Serial winner Mourinho despite many fans claiming that football had moved on from him going by his unceremonious sackings at Chelsea and Manchester United. One year later it seems that it was very harsh and disrespectful to say about him as Spurs have rejuvenated massively under Mou despite the severity of the situation he had to deal with when he joined, from a disjointed dressing room, long term injuries to key players never mind the corona pandemic. For the record, since he took over he had the third best record behind Liverpool and Manchester City but it seems his work is massively underrated. This season has seen Spurs go to Old Trafford and give Man United a beating of a lifetime by winning 6-1 before tactically out witting Pep Guardiola's Manchester City 2-0 to move to the top of the Premier League and were it not for a late collapse at the 3-3 draw to West Ham and the late equalizer at Newcastle United, Spurs would be miles ahead of the all the other teams and it would take a dramatic collapse for them to surrender their lead. Going by the history of the past title winning Mourinho teams, they usually start the season very well and cement their lead before grinding out results in the last games en route to winning the title so it's the high time the other title challengers woke up and smell the coffee. Mourinho's demeanor looks like the one of an angry lion up for revenge more so to the teams that fired him as well as to the critics who were baying for his blood with early retirement chants. While it's premature to start hailing them as genuine title challengers, Jose has a proper team to manage that sends the memories of his Inter Milan side back in 2010 as he has depth in quality and warrior-like personalities in his team. For sure, they will get tested when injuries and lack of form sets in, but he has been there before and even though this season's Premier League is one of the most unpredictable in recent times he has already bagged 25 trophies in his stellar career so you can never rule him out just yet because as they say 'once a legend, always a legend' and so is Jose Mourinho!