Pundit claims Dele ‘Alli thought he was bigger than the manager’ at Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

Former Celtic and West Ham striker, Frank McAvennie has backed Jose Mourinho to turn things around at Tottenham after a big summer clear-out.

Tottenham’s struggles over the last couple of months have demonstrated that the squad still has some gaping holes and is not quite ready to challenge the best sides in the league.

Reports indicate that this summer could be quite a busy one at N17, with the several potential incomings and outgoings planned if Mourinho is still in charge next season.

However, the Portuguese coach’s future is far from secure, with rumours suggesting that he could lose his job if the club fail to finish in the top four.

Many may consider the 58-year-old as a favourite to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job following Tottenham’s 3-1 loss to Manchester United on Sunday.

However, McAvennie believes that the problem at Spurs is with some players believing that they are better than they are.

The pundit urged the North Londoners to stick with Mourinho and back him in the transfer window.

He told Football Insider: “The thing with Mourinho is, if the players aren’t doing it then they’ll be out.

“Dele Alli is proof, he just left him out. Alli thought he was bigger than the manager and he’s not.

“All Mourinho asks for is hard work, he’s a great tactician and his organisation is second to none. If you’re not going to do that for him, you’re not going to play.

“Some players think they’re better than they are and bigger than the manager and they’re not bigger than Mourinho.

“I think next season is massive and this summer is big for Mourinho because I think Tottenham will go and do something next year but he won’t be keeping players who he doesn’t want.”

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I believe there will be a major clear-out in the summer if the club decide to keep faith in Mourinho for next season. However, if the 58-year-old loses his job, the club might decide to retain fringe players like Alli, Winks and Sanchez and give the new manager an opportunity to work with them.

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