Report: Daniel Levy feared mass exodus in the summer if Mourinho stayed

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Eurosport have claimed Daniel Levy feared that a significant portion of the Tottenham squad would ask to leave the club in the summer if he did not sack Jose Mourinho.

Many details have emerged about Mourinho’s relationship with some Tottenham players following his sacking on Monday.

The Telegraph have claimed that not only was Daniel Levy surprised by Jose Mourinho’s treatment of the likes of Gareth Bale and Dele Alli but the Tottenham chairman also disagreed with the Portuguese coach regarding the strategy for this summer’s transfer window.

It was reported that Mourinho wanted the club to sell the likes of Dele and Harry Winks while Levy was keen to see both players get opportunities in the side.

Eurosport claimed that Levy feared that as many as ten first-team stars could demand transfers in the summer after becoming disillusioned by Mourinho’s style of management.

The report goes on to add that keeping the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Gareth Bale at the club is a priority for Levy and the Spurs chairman wants fans to enjoy watching an exciting side full of players they adore when they hopefully return to the stadium next season.

Spurs Web Opinion

I believe Levy would have backed Mourinho’s judgement in the transfer market if the Portuguese coach had been able to keep the team in the top four. However, over the past few months, it became clear that Jose was struggling to get a tune out of the squad. Levy would have thus taken a huge risk by going ahead with a summer clear-out and rebuild under Mourinho as there is no guarantee that it would have worked.

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