Former Tottenham defender Alan Hutton has insisted that it is going to take a number of transfer windows for Jose Mourinho to convert his Spurs team into a solid outfit.
Tottenham’s form has fallen off a cliff since the start of February, with the team struggling to secure victories with key players including Harry Kane and Son Heung-min out injured.
Reports over the summer indicate that the Portuguese coach is planning a massive rebuild in the summer, with addressing the defensive issues said to be his priority (Express).
It has been suggested that the 57-year-old has asked earmarked the players he wants the club to get with the Lilywhites look to invest considerably into their squad (Football Insider).
Hutton claimed that the team has too many problems for the Portuguese coach to fix in one transfer window and urged the club to give him time.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Scotland defender said: “Where do you start with Tottenham? I think the warning signs were there, even last season – take the Champions League final out, I think they were disappointing before that.
“They change their manager, they have that bounce with Mourinho – even though they’re in a better position, I just think everything that they’re doing; they’re leaking goals, the formation they’re all over the place.
“Yes, you can argue the injuries, it’s a bad injury list, three, four key players, totally agree. It’s bad, but they’ve still got a quality squad and I think everybody forgets that. They talk about Kane and Son and Sissoko but they’ve still got a very good squad.
“At that level, they should be able to keep the ball out the net and they have got enough quality going forward. I think it’s a massive job, it won’t be the summer, I think it’s going to be a few.
“If they think Mourinho’s the right man for the job, that’s fine, they need to stick with him and give him the money to spend the money to rebuild the squad. I think it needs a makeover, shall we say.”
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Most of us admitted last summer that the squad was in need of a rebuild and that has not changed simply because we have a different man at the helm. Mourinho will have identified targets that he wants but I fear that the coronavirus shutdown might affect clubs’ ability to spend big in the transfer window.
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