Paul Merson believes Jose Mourinho can lead Tottenham to the Premier League title this season.

Spurs have got off to a strong start to the campaign, winning five of their first eight matches and sitting second in the table.

They have the same amount of points as reigning Prem champions Liverpool though sit one point behind Leicester.

Mourinho has won the Premier League three times as Chelsea boss while also winning titles in Portugal, Spain and Italy.

And former Arsenal star Merson believes that title-winning experience could prove crucial later in the season.

Merson told Sky Sports : “Can Spurs go on and win the title? It's not impossible and that's because they've got a serial winner as a manager.

Jose Mourinho has led Spurs to second in the Premier League table
Jose Mourinho has led Spurs to second in the Premier League table

“They've got a chance because Mourinho is in charge and has won it before. He knows what it takes to get over the line.

“Can the players keep producing week in, week out? Only time will tell, but having Mourinho at the club gives them an advantage.

“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.

Jose Mourinho has won the Premier League three times
Jose Mourinho has won the Premier League three times

“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.

Tottenham have never won the Premier League though have impressed this season
Tottenham have never won the Premier League though have impressed this season

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“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.

“But when Mourinho won the title at Chelsea, they always got off to a flyer. He's the only manager I know who treats every game like it is the last of the season.

“Every point mounts up and Mourinho always flies out of the stalls in a title-winning year.”