Tottenham dominated the football headlines last week after long-serving head coach Mauricio Pochettino was dismissed and, less than 12 hours later, the charismatic Portuguese manager was handed the Spurs reins.
So far, Mourinho has steered his new side to victories over West Ham in the Premier League and Olympiacos in the Champions League, even if both weren't exactly straightforward affairs, with Tottenham conceding twice in each game.
Nonetheless, Howe is impressed with how the former Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United boss has been able to set his sides up to claim victories, even if they've not necessarily been favourites, and at times with their backs against the wall.
"And even with teams that haven't necessarily always been favourites, at Porto and Inter Milan there were times in games when their backs were up against the wall and that is where he operates best."
Tottenham, who are aiming for back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time this season, have won all four of their league home games against Bournemouth by an aggregate score of 13-0.
Bournemouth, meanwhile, could lose three top-flight games in a row for the first time since last December (BBC Sport).
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