Michael Brown claims that Jose Mourinho is “not comfortable” with his squad as the Tottenham cracks widen further amid doubts over the futures of Harry Kane and Jan Vertonghen.
The former Spurs and Leeds midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, points to the Portuguese boss’ constant tactical changes as evidence he is struggling to find his best side.
As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, Spurs are expecting Vertonghen to leave when his contract expires this summer but that they have no intention of selling Kane despite the striker touting a potential exit.
Brown believes that Mourinho will be looking at changing up his squad when the transfer market reopens, suggesting he is yet to find a system which works for him.
Brown told Football Insider: “They’ll always be looking to improve but I think it’s still hard for Jose Mourinho.
“Within the group of players that he’s got, he’s not set on a particular system. He’s tried a four and a five (at the back).
“Yes, you would say sometimes you have to change it, particularly against certain opposition coming your way, but in an ideal scenario you get to a level where you don’t need to do that, very rarely.
“He’s obviously not comfortable with the full personnel that he’s got available and I think he will be looking to get one or two in.”
Spurs brought two new faces in during the January window, signing Gedson Fernandes on loan and buying Steven Bergwijn from PSV Eindhoven.
They also turned Giovani Lo Celso’s loan move into a permanent one, announcing the deal on the same day Christian Eriksen left for Inter Milan.
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