Jose Mourinho has admitted that he is just one part of Tottenham’s transfer committee and the decision on who Spurs decide to buy and sell ultimately does not rest with him alone.
It is fair to say that Mourinho has been fairly demanding of the clubs he has managed so far in his career when it comes to their transfer activity.
Most recently, the Portuguese coach publicly revealed his disappointment in Manchester United’s failure to sign another central defender in the summer of 2018, months before he was relieved of his duties at Old Trafford.
However, the 57-year-old seems accepting of a different transfer structure at Spurs, with Mourinho even admitting a couple of weeks ago that Steven Bergwijn was not his first preference during the January transfer window.
Now the Spurs boss has once again opened up on the role he plays in the club’s recruitment activities while answering a question about Kyle Walker-Peter’s future.
When asked if whether the right-back will be at Tottenham next season, Mourinho told Football.London: “We decide. We. I was saying the situation of Kyle Walker-Peters is not really about, ‘I want him to stay’.
“The player has a decision to make and maybe he wants to leave. Mr Levy is in control of the numbers and also has an important position to say, ‘We sell or we don’t sell, or for how much we sell for’.
“Steve Hitchen [Spurs’ chief scout] also has a say in relation to he thinks we should do.
“It’s something that we decide based on communication. The only thing that is clear about Kyle is that he is a good player.”
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It sounds like Jose trusts the club’s structure and that he, Hitchen, and Levy seem to be on the same page so far. However, I worry how things will play out should the Spurs boss disagree with Levy on a particular signing and the player fails to perform. If that were to happen, I worry that we might see a passive-aggressive version of Jose that we saw at United, where he tried to blame the board at almost every given opportunity.
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