Dele Alli won’t be a Tottenham player next season if Jose Mourinho remains in charge of the club.
That’s according to former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Alli’s Spurs future.
Alli, 24, has a mere two Premier League starts to his name this season after spending five years as a regular starter under former boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Alli was given a start and a chance to impress against Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League on Thursday but he only lasted 68 minutes.
Phillips can’t see Alli getting back into the Tottenham side to face Aston Villa on Sunday even though Son Heung-Min could miss out with a knock picked up in last weekend’s North London derby.
“Do I see him getting back in? I’m not so sure,” Phillips told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“Mourinho has made is quite clear that Alli is not his kind of player. Yeah, he’s started him a few times and then dropped him in the following game and you don’t do that to someone who has done what he’s done for Tottenham.
“He’s a good player and if you bring him in then he should stay there but he is not Mourinho’s type of player.
“You would like to think that with Son injured Alli would step straight in but I’d be very surprised if he does.
“I’d be very surprised if Alli is still at the club next season if Mourinho is in charge.”
Tottenham travel to Villa Park looking to get back to winning ways after a disappointing midweek result.
Another defeat would increase the pressure on Mourinho after his side were dumped out of the Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday night.