Daniel Levy has already reportedly decided that he will have to stick by Jose Mourinho next season because it will cost too much to sack him. The Portuguese is under significant pressure at Spurs just over 18 months after replacing Mauricio Pochettino in the hot-seat in November 2019.
Mourinho had vowed to deliver silverware, something he could still achieve this season but as things stand, Tottenham appear to be going nowhere under his leadership.
This afternoon, they were beaten convincingly in the end by Manchester United who showed exactly why they are certainties to make the top-four, with Spurs on course to qualify for the Europa League.
Spurs still have the League Cup final on the horizon, while there is still brief hope they can finish in the Champions League spots.
It has previously been reported that Levy will pull the trigger should Mourinho fail to qualify for Europe’s elite club competition.
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The figure also includes payments to his backroom staff, who would also be set to follow him out the door.
Spurs only stopped paying off Pochettino a few months ago following his dismissal, with the Argentine now in charge of Paris Saint-Germain.
As it stands, overhauling the squad may have to take president for Tottenham, with their team in need of serious reinvestment.
It’s believed Mourinho has already outlined plans to overhaul the squad, permitting that he keeps onto his job.
Levy will also have his work cut out trying to keep hold of Harry Kane.
The England captain would be willing to leave Spurs if they do not secure Champions League football next season and as things stand, that looks unlikely.
Spurs’ spending is likely to hinge on whether they can clear the decks and raise funds by selling players.
Mourinho remains adamant he is the right man for the job and has even thrown his players under the bus in recent weeks.
“Same coach, different players,” was his response when asked why his teams are no longer able to see out games, something that has been a hallmark throughout his career.