‘Tottenham have a much bigger fanbase than Chelsea’ – Glenn Hoddle suggests Spurs are bigger than Blues ahead of London derby

Hoddle, who played for and managed both London clubs, thinks Spurs have a larger fanbase, a bigger stadium and superior training facilities than their fierce rivals.

And he also believes Jose Mourinho will now only be realising how much of of a big club Tottenham are, insisting he may not have taken the job if it was offered to him a couple years ago.

In his foreword to the book ‘The Boss — Memories of Bill Nicholson’, published this week, Hoddle said: “First of all we should all applaud the wonderful work of Mauricio Pochettino.

“If it wasn’t for the way he turned around Spurs then someone like Mourinho wouldn’t have given them a second glance.

“In fact, up until a couple of years ago, it would have been unimaginable to think of Mourinho at Spurs.

“So it’s a measure of how well Pochettino has built the team up that the club can attract a manager of Mourinho’s calibre and world standing.

“But it’s not only Pochettino. It’s the fact the club also now have a world-class training centre and a world-class stadium — all the ingredients to make Spurs an attractive proposition for Mourinho.

“The issue with Pochettino was a very simple one. Could he get the team over the line and win silverware?

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