Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is still a “real pull” for players when it comes to the transfer market, according to Michael Brown.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs midfielder claims that Tottenham chief Daniel Levy went “off-piste” from the club’s long-term plans by bringing the Portuguese boss to the club in November.

Mourinho signed both Steven Bergwijn from PSV and Gedson Fernandes on loan from Benfica during the summer transfer window, while he also turned Giovani Lo Celso’s temporary deal permanent.

Brown admits that things have been “indifferent” at Spurs this season but that the Lilywhites have a man who could tempt exciting new signings through the door.

Brown told Football Insider: “They’ve probably gone a little bit off-piste regarding Jose Mourinho. He’s not that long-time, long-term planning type person. He’s someone who can maybe deliver a little bit quicker.

“It’s still an indifferent time at the moment, what signings are going to come in the door, that’s going to be the question.

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“Mourinho, I still think he’s a pull, I do, I really think he’s a pull for transfers. I’m so interested to see how much he can pull out of Daniel’s pocket!”

Tottenham spent big during last summer’s transfer window, signing Tanguy Ndombele for a club-record fee alongside Ryan Sessegnon and Jack Clarke.

However, with the league currently suspended, Spurs sit eighth in the top-flight table and were knocked out of the Champions League by RB Leipzig.

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