Tottenham are set for a big summer with Jose Mourinho ready to clean out his squad ahead of a massive season.
That’s according to former Celtic striker Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Mourinho’s plans after he made controversial comments following last week’s draw with Newcastle.
After the game, when asked who is to blame for letting late leads slip in games Mourinho told BBC Sport, “Same coach, different players.”
This, along with Mourinho’s contradictory remarks about Toby Alderweireld, as relayed by the Daily Mail, suggests that Mourinho could be at odds with some of his players.
McAvennie insists that Mourinho is ready to swing the axe this summer ahead of a ‘massive’ season and pointed out Dele Alli’s predicament as a proof of his intent
“The thing with Mourinho is, if the players aren’t doing it then they’ll be out,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“Dele Alli is proof, he just left him out. Alli thought he was bigger than the manager and he’s not.
“All Mourinho asks for is hard work, he’s a great tactician and his organisation is second to none. If you’re not going to do that for him, you’re not going to play.
“Some players think they’re better than they are and bigger than the manager and they’re not bigger than Mourinho.
“I think next season is massive and this summer is big for Mourinho because I think Tottenham will go and do something next year but he won’t be keeping players who he doesn’t want.”
Spurs are still within reach of the top four as a potential return to the Champions League would represent a significant improvement on last season’s disappointing finish.
Tottenham could also end their trophy drought in the near future as a Carabao Cup final against Manchester City awaits.