By Alan Hutton

25th Mar, 2020 | 5:00pm

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Alan Hutton has revealed he is expecting a “massive” Tottenham makeover across multiple windows to give Jose Mourinho the squad he wants.

The former Spurs and Scotland full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists there is no easy fix for the north Londoners after a turbulent couple of years.

Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino earlier in the season but despite a bright start in charge, his men currently sit eighth in the Premier League table.

The Portuguese boss has been hit with a number of serious injury problems during his time in the dugout, the likes of Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Moussa Sissoko all missing for a significant period of time.

However, Hutton says that injuries are no excuse for the club’s form, suggesting it is going to take a major overhaul of players to reach the heights they want to.

Hutton told Football Insider: “Where do you start with Tottenham? I think the warning signs were there, even last season – take the Champions League final out, I think they were disappointing before that.

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“They change their manager, they have that bounce with Mourinho – even though they’re in a better position, I just think everything that they’re doing; they’re leaking goals, the formation they’re all over the place.

“Yes, you can argue the injuries, it’s a bad injury list, three, four key players, totally agree. It’s bad, but they’ve still got a quality squad and I think everybody forgets that. They talk about Kane and Son and Sissoko but they’ve still got a very good squad.

“At that level, they should be able to keep the ball out the net and they have got enough quality going forward. I think it’s a massive job, it won’t be the summer, I think it’s going to be a few.

“If they think Mourinho’s the right man for the job, that’s fine, they need to stick with him and give him the money to spend the money to rebuild the squad. I think it needs a makeover, shall we say.” 

In other Tottenham news, Hutton claims the club have a future Premier League superstar in their ranks.