Jose Mourinho is vying to win trophies with Tottenham and according to Spanish outlet El Chiringuito TV, the Portuguese has phoned Luka Modric to discuss a potential return to Spurs.
The 35-year-old’s current deal with Real Madrid is due to expire at the end for the season meaning he will be free to speak with other clubs from January.
Now it looks like the Special One has made an early move to bring the Croatian back to White Hart Lane as part of his quest for silverware in north London.
The midfielder has already issued his approval of his former manager at Spurs, claiming he is the right coach to bring the club trophies.
“I have a special affection for him, for everything he meant for me. Tottenham did a great thing to appoint him as a manager because he is a proven winner,” Modric told The Times.
“In Italy, England and Spain he won things and he knows how to win and I am hoping he manages to do the same thing with Spurs.
“It’s a great thing for Tottenham to be able to bring in someone like him.
“He wins everywhere. Even when people say, ‘Ah, he didn’t win in Manchester [United]’. He won the Europa League and other cups [League Cup in the 2016-17 season] because of his quality.
“He knows how to transport his energy to the players. If I had to say one thing [that he does differently to other managers] it is how he prepares for games.
“It’s something unbelievable, he gives you everything you need to know about the teams, where to make damage and exploit them.”
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