The new Tottenham manager faces the prospect of a dressing room revolt if Harry Kane quits this summer, according to Noel Whelan.
The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted Spurs would have a seriously unhappy squad if their talisman does leave north London.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider Kane is “hell bent” on leaving this summer in order challenge for silverware in the second half of his career.
It is understood the 27-year-old is disappointed with the lack of ambition shown by the Spurs board.
As such, he has made his mind up to leave.
Spurs are currently managerless after Jose Mourinho’s sacking last month.
Whelan insisted Kane had to go if he is to win titles and cups before he retires.
As such, he warned there could be a dressing room full of discontent next season.
Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “In my opinion, Harry Kane Kane has to go if he’s to win anything. Tottenham aren’t. I really believe they’re not going to win anything.
“Players of that calibre and ability want to be finishing with Premier League medals, European Cup winners medals. It is a rebuilding process Tottenham have. If it is going to be without Harry Kane, it’s an even bigger building process.
“They’re not going to be in the Champions League. That’s going to to stop players wanting to play for them because they want to play in the best competition in the world, which is the Champions League.
“It is a massive rebuilding process, starting with the manager. Maybe that manager is going to come to the reality that Kane’s not going to be on the team sheet. They’re going to have to find a striker and other players to keep the other players happy.
“That’s the big thing. How can you keep the other players and show that intent without one of the best strikers of the world you’ve just sold?”
Kane has scored 31 goals in 44 appearances for Tottenham this season.
His current contract, signed back in 2018, runs until 2024.