ESPN pundit Don Hutchison doesn’t think that any managerial appointment will be enough to convince Harry Kane to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.
The futures of both Kane and the vacancy at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium are both very much uncertain at this point. Kane has reportedly made it clear that he intends to leave the club, whilst Spurs still maintain the line that he is not for sale. Meanwhile, the club are still no closer to appointing a new manager, having come so close with a number of candidates.
And speaking on the latest edition of ESPN FC, Hutchison claimed that having spoken to someone close to the situation, in previous times, Kane has apparently put a move away from Tottenham on hold because of the appointment of a new manager – but that he might not be prepared to do the same this time around:
“I heard from a very good source that this time last year, Harry Kane and Man City was done. And then Daniel Levy was very, very clever by bringing Jose Mourinho in, someone that can more or less guarantee you a win and a trophy, unless you give them seven days and then sack them just before that, which is typical Tottenham.
“Well, Harry Kane then bought into Jose Mourinho, ‘can you stay one more year, give me one year working with you, I will win you a trophy, then you move on’.
“So I wouldn’t have thought any manager’s going to go into Tottenham now and keep Harry Kane. I think his mind’s been made up for a year, I think he wants to move, it’s the right time for him. He’s playing catch up, he’s close to 28, he’s sitting with no trophies. If he goes to Man City, he can probably get six or seven trophies in the space of two seasons.”
TIF Thoughts on Don Hutchison’s comments about Harry Kane and his Tottenham Hotspur future…
Will Harry Kane leave this summer?
This transfer saga seems to twist and turn every single day and will probably have a few more to come as the window progresses.
It seems incredible to think that Mourinho’s arrival essentially prevented Kane from joining Manchester City.
But by the sounds of it, if appointing someone like Mourinho convinced Kane to give it one more year, then it is at least in Tottenham’s interest to attempt to get a big-name manager in to try and do the same just to try and squeeze an extra season out of him.
But given the names that they are reportedly considering, they are effectively just giving up at this point and only handing more power to Kane in his attempts to force a move.