Sources: Mourinho tells friends 29-yr-old won't play for Spurs again
Jose Mourinho has told friends Tottenham don’t expect Danny Rose to play for them again, Football Insider has learned.
The Spurs hierarchy see no way back for the outspoken left-back, 29, after he joined Newcastle United on loan in January amid rumours of a fall-out with the Portugese manager.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that the club’s intention is for Rose to find a new club in the summer as they prepare to sell him with a year left on his contract.
The England international had insisted earlier this season that he would sit tight and see out his Spurs deal, which runs until the summer of 2021.
But he subsequently changed tack and joined Newcastle for the second half of the campaign after losing his starting spot under Mourinho.
Rose claimed he was not given the same opportunities as his defensive teammates after the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino and that he found the situation “difficult” to deal with.
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Tottenham believe the defender’s best years are behind him and he is not capable of regaining the levels of his peak.
Since Rose’s exit, Mourinho has chopped and changed at left-back, partly due to Ben Davies’ ongoing injury problems.
Jan Vertonghen, Ryan Sessegnon and Japhet Tanganga have all been played in the position with mixed results.
Rose featured 16 times for Spurs during the first half of the season, the majority of those appearances coming during Pochettino’s time in charge.
He has made 214 appearances in total for the north Londoners since joining from Leeds United in his mid-teens.
In other Tottenham news, Paul Robinson has shed alarming new light on what’s going on with Tanguy Ndombele behind the scenes.