Pundit claims this player is picking fight with Mourinho to force an exit

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It has certainly been an interesting season for Danny Rose so far, but mainly in the media rather than on the pitch for Tottenham.

Rose has been dropped to the bench for the most part since Jose Mourinho arrived, with the Special One preferring Jan Vertonghen as a left-back/left-sided centre-back.

Danny Rose has just 18-months left on his contract at Spurs and is currently the longest-serving first-team player at the club.

However, the left-back revealed earlier this season that Levy was not going to offer him a new deal and, as such, the player would simply let his contract run down and leave on a free (Guardian).

Rose reiterated this since Mourinho came into the vacant manager job, stating that he had not talked to Jose about the contract situation and did not need to (Mirror).

Danny Mills has now claimed that maybe Rose is trying to force an early move, but warns that taking on Mourinho is never a good idea.

Mills said (Football Insider): “Yeah I think we’ve seen in the past, taking Mourinho on is not a very good idea in any way shape or form.

“Maybe if you’re the top player at the football club and you’re the first name on the teamsheet scoring 25 goals a season, you’ve got half a chance.

“If you’re a second-choice left-back at the moment, not in great form, coming back from injury, running your contract down, it’s not going to go well for you, simple as that.

“Maybe he’s trying to force a move out early, maybe he’s looking at it thinking I’m surplus to requirements, Mourinho doesn’t really fancy me as the left-back and therefore I’ll try to force a move elsewhere.

“And I’ll try to make it look like it’s Mourinho’s fault, rather than my own.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

If he was trying to force a move, Rose would not be going about it like this. It seems like Levy wants to sell him, so I can’t see this being the issue. In my opinion, he wants a new contract and feels hard done by that he isn’t getting one.

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