Jose Mourinho coy when asked if he'd want to sign Gareth Bale

Manager Jose Mourinho of Tottenham Hotspur watches from the touchline of the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on December 04, 2019 in...

Gareth Bale has hailed Tottenham Hotspur's new boss Jose Mourinho.

Manager Jose Mourinho of Tottenham Hotspur watches from the touchline of the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on December 04, 2019 in...

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has told Football.London that he doesn't need to answer questions about a return for Gareth Bale.

Spurs lost 2-1 at Manchester United on Wednesday night, with a Marcus Rashford brace handing the Red Devils all three points on Mourinho's return to Old Trafford.

Mourinho's three-game winning run as Spurs boss came to an end despite a sublime Dele Alli goal, and he'll be looking for a big response against Burnley this weekend.

 

Part of that may involve team changes, with Lucas Moura's poor showing last night putting him at risk, and Spurs may be wise to pursue another right-sided winger moving forward.

Moura blows hot and cold, and one player that fans may love to see in that position is Gareth Bale, who finds himself somewhat unpopular at Real Madrid.

Bale did tell BT Sport that he thinks appointing Mourinho is an amazing statement from Tottenham, and believes he can win trophies for Spurs.

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain at Bernabeu on November 26, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.

Mourinho thanked him for those comments last night, but was then asked whether he would want to sign Bale for Tottenham, and he offered something of a coy response.

“Come on, I don't need to answer,” he said, rather cleverly answering the question by...not really answering the question either way, leaving Spurs open to either pursuing Bale in the future or merely ignoring all mention of a return.

In truth, the latter seems more likely given the money it would take to sign Bale and his injury history, but you can never say never in football – and Mourinho may well know that given that answer, and how he once said he would never manage Tottenham.

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho grabs Gareth Bale of Spurs as he falls during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at White...

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