Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent believes Jose Mourinho and Daniel Levy already have disagreements over the club’s future trajectory based on the pair’s recent comments.
Mourinho has been repeatedly complaining about the lack of attacking options at his disposal at the moment given the team’s injury crisis.
The club’s failure to sign a striker in January looks as if it may come back to bite them as they struggle to score goals without Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.
There have also been reports suggesting that the Spurs head coach wants to completely overhaul the defence in the summer (the Express).
However, Levy recently conveyed to the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust that failure to qualify for the Champions League is likely to affect the club’s plans for the summer.
The THST Board’s met with the club’s Board Directors and Senior Executives last week. It was revealed in the minutes of the meeting that the Spurs chairman made it clear that ‘not qualifying for the Champions League would have an impact all around.’
The Spurs chairman is also quoted as saying: ‘Spurs are a club that makes superstars. Jose Mourinho wants to bring in players who give everything for the club.’
Bent believes these comments indicate that things not going to end well between Levy and Mourinho. He told Football Insider: “It’s a car crash waiting to happen
“By him saying that, Mourinho’s already saying: ‘Give me more players then.’ At the minute it looks like it’s not going to end well.
“If he’s saying: ‘If you want more players you need to finish in the Champions League (places),’ and Mourinho’s saying: ‘Well I can’t do it unless I get more players.’ It’s too late now anyway because the window’s shut.
“It just doesn’t seem it’s going to end well.”
When asked if Mourinho and Levy are at odds with each other, Bent replied: “I’d say so, yeah. It doesn’t seem like it’s the most pleasant environment to be in.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I expect Daniel Levy and Jose Mourinho to have agreed on every single detail and discussed every single scenario including failure to qualify for the Champions League before agreeing to work together. I believe Jose will have significant funds to spend in the summer even if we don’t qualify for the Champions League. I can’t envision a situation where he agreed to sign despite not being promised any funds.
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