Duncan Castles has been speaking on the latest edition of The Transfer Window podcast to discuss potential incomings and outgoings ahead of the summer transfer window.
Should Jose Mourinho remain as Spurs manager?
Rumours are emerging with suggestions the Portuguese manager’s future at Spurs is under scrutiny following a string of disappointing results which has seen his side dumped out of the Europa League and fall six points adrift of the top four.
The Scottish journalist reported a stunning claim about Tottenham’s approach to the summer window with life with and without Mourinho in mind.
He said: “Tottenham are currently working on two different transfer lists. One of those with Jose Mourinho continuing as manager and one of them without and looking at different types of players to suit his requirements and different types of players should they decide to change. (1:50)
“So I think it’s interesting because it indicates that they haven’t made that final decision. It fits with the information we have that Mourinho is unsure of whether he’ll still be there at the end of the season, and it’s dependent on how they finish the season obviously, still with the opportunity to win the League Cup to end that 13-year trophy drought.
“Not yet out of the running for Champions League qualification, which is the big target for Daniel Levy.”
TIF Thoughts on Castles’ comments…
Given Tottenham’s current position in the Premier League, the rumours surrounding Mourinho’s future are to be expected. However, to hear Castles suggest Daniel Levy is already putting plans in place like this would suggest there is a serious possibility the 58-year-old may not be in charge of Spurs come next season.
With this in mind, it would suggest Mourinho has two ways of saving his career with the north London side. Tottenham’s only two remaining targets for the remainder of this season are to win the Carabao Cup and to finish in the top four to earn a spot in next season’s Champions League.
From Castles’ claims, it sounds like it could be a crucial month ahead for Mourinho in his hopes to save his job.