Michael Dawson names main first big challenge facing Mourinho at Spurs

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Former Tottenham centre half Michael Dawson fears that Harry Kane could follow Mauricio Pochettino through the exit door in North London.

Pochettino was sacked on Tuesday evening with Jose Mourinho announced as his successor in less than twenty four hours later.

The Argentine’s departure has seen many first-team players including Harry Kane take to social media to deliver an emotional farewell message thanking the former Spurs boss for what he did for them.

It was during Pochettino’s first season that Kane broke into the Tottenham team on a regular basis and he has never looked back since.

The Spurs number is now regarded as one of the best strikers in world football and the former manager deserves huge credit for his development.

Dawson fears that some Spurs stars including Kane might start considering calling time on their Spurs career following Pochettino’s departure.

The 36-year-old insisted that getting Tottenham’s stars to commit their futures to the club would be Mourinho’s primary challenge.

Speaking to talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Dawson said, “The first thing Mourinho has to do now [is convince the players to stay]. That group of players loved Pochettino. What he has done for the last five years is absolutely incredible.

“He made Harry Kane, and all I would say is I hope that doesn’t make him go, ‘now I want to leave.’

“You look at Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen … do they want to stay?

“Those kind of players, having your contract running out can be unsettling and once one leaves, it can maybe have a knock-on effect.”

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If there was any managerial appointment that would convince the likes of Kane of the club’s ambition, it would be the appointment of Mourinho. The 56-year-old has worked with the best players in the world and knows what makes them tick. Hopefully, he is getting into Kane’s ear and convincing him that he can win a league title at the club.

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  1. I loved what pochettino has done for our club ,but something is not right in the dressing room this season ,and needs sorting ,we have great supporters ,now one of the best stadiums in the world ,now we need some silverware ,it’s been a long time coming ,let’s hope Jose can bring us that success, he was not my first choice to come in ,that was Eddie Howe , but I will support Jose 100% ,that is what Spurs supporters do , so all the best Jose ,and please play the attacking football that our greatest manager installed in this wonderful club of ours ,COYS


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