Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth has praised Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho following the FA Cup fourth round draw on Monday night.

Wanderers will host the eight-time winners at Adams Park at the end of the month for Spurs’ first visit to the stadium.

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And whilst Mourinho has already visited Wycombe’s home (this was back in 2007 when he was manager of Chelsea), this will be the first occasion that the three-time Premier League winner will be up against Gareth Ainsworth.

Speaking following the draw, the Chairboys boss said: “What a manager and what a guy Jose Mourinho is.

"It will be an honour to manage against him at Wycombe.

“You look at what Jose Mourinho has achieved in the game and it is phenomenal.

“I have got huge respect for him and hopefully we can be competitive because when we are competitive, we are a tough team to face.

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“To be on par with Mourinho and to be managing against him is another moment in my career that I won’t forget, but we have got a game to prepare for against QPR."

The draw was made two days after the Chairboys easily brushed off Preston North End in the third round, which was only their fourth win in all competitions this season.

But with big-names such as Gareth Bale, Harry Kane, Lucas Moura, Dele Alli, Hugo Lloris, and Joe Hart all potentially coming to Adams Park, the gaffer is not getting distracted, as Wycombe play both QPR and Sheffield Wednesday before then – two sides who will be fighting hard, like Wanderers, to avoid the drop into League One.

He added: "It’ll pick up the squad as we have got two huge matches before then.

"It will build them up for the Tottenham game – we can’t wait for it.”

Finally, Ainsworth hopes the match against Spurs will be just as exciting as it was in 2017.

Back then at the old White Hart Lane, Wycombe were 2-0 up at half-time with Paul Hayes getting a 13-minute brace.

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But two second-half goals from Son Heung-Min and Vincent Janssen in four minutes put Spurs on level terms, before substitute Garry Thompson, who scored against Tottenham’s north London rivals Arsenal in the League Cup four seasons prior for Bradford City, gave Wanderers the lead with seven minutes left.

He had been on the pitch for five minutes.

It looked like Wanderers were going to go into the fifth round, but Dele Alli levelled with a minute remaining and in the final few seconds of stoppage-time, Son got his second of the game to knock the Chairboys out.

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Reflecting back, the gaffer said: “That day was a big moment to show how far we have come as a club because to take a Tottenham team all the way…it was a brilliant day.

"With Hayes' goals, the penalty with Woody going down and then with Myles Weston and Thommo combining for the third goal was just incredible.

“It was in the 87th minute and that took us to 3-2.

"And weirdly, Son wasn’t as unbelievable as he is now – he is one of the best players in the Premier League but back then, he was maybe finding his feet a little bit.

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“So to go down to a Son goal in the 97th minute wasn’t too bad.

“The fans were fantastic and what a day it was.

“And I am also going to enjoy this one just as much and I wished the fans were allowed in.”