Harry Kane and Heung-min Son could look to quit Tottenham if a new manager is not appointed soon, according to Alan Hutton.
The former Spurs defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the Lilywhites were currently rudderless and the duo would be considering their future’s as a result.
As quoted by the Evening Standard, interim boss Ryan Mason admitted Daniel Levy and the club would have a “long hard think about the direction the football club wants to go”.
Spurs missed out on top target Julian Nagelsmann to Bayern Munich, while Brendan Rodgers has insisted he wants to remain at Leicester City.
Meanwhile, Football Insider can reveal Manchester United are preparing to launch a huge bid to prise Kane away from Spurs this summer.
Hutton admitted Mason’s comments were unlikely to fill Kane or his teammates with much confidence about the future.
As such, he warned the striker could be off if a new boss was not appointed soon.
Asked what direction he thought Spurs needed to go in, Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “It’s a real tough one. I mean, we know Ryan Mason is not going to be in charge next season.
“It’s probably gone on longer than what Daniel Levy would have liked. His top targets have either been tied up or said they’re not interested. It is a tough one.
“It’s going to be a tough summer for them. Especially with the likes of Harry Kane starting to question what’s going on. The grumbles are he’s going to be on the move, with Manchester United coming in for him. It’s huge.
“I feel that they need to get a manager over the line soon. To really put that plan of what direction the club are going in place. Your top players, if Harry Kane goes, then Son’s looking about thinking: ‘Right well, he’s away, maybe I want to go somewhere else and try something.’
“I think they need someone in with a plan. Even a project, moving forward for the next four or five years, where this club wants to go. It’s a massive club, you’ve got everything in place at the moment to compete at the top.
“They’re just missing a leader. Who’s at the front of the ship, steering it? They just don’t know what direction they’re going in and that’s a real problem.”
Tottenham sacked Mourinho last month with the club sitting seventh in the Premier League table.
The Lilywhites have remained seventh under Mason and are seven points off the top four with three games to play.