The forgotten Spurs star who Mourinho may wish he could turn to amid crisis

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Jose Mourinho is a man under a huge amount of pressure.

The Tottenham manager is in serious danger of losing his job following his side’s massively disappointing season, with Spurs currently sitting in seventh place in the Premier League and six points off the top four.

Even winning the Carabao Cup in 12 days’ time may not be enough to save him, and Spurs will be the big underdogs when they face Manchester City at the final at Wembley on April 25.

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One of Mourinho’s main issues has been in defence, where despite trying a number of different combinations of players he has still not found a way to stop his team shipping goals.

Danny Rose has been totally frozen out by Jose Mourinho
Danny Rose has been totally frozen out by Jose Mourinho
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And one wonders if he should have done more to try to bring out the best in forgotten man Danny Rose early on in his reign.

Left-back Rose is, amazingly, Spurs’ longest-serving player, and it seems an age ago now that he burst onto the scene with a stunning goal on his debut in a 2-1 win against Arsenal in April 2010.

He was a hugely important part of the team when Spurs were at their peak under Mauricio Pochettino, with him and Kyle Walker on the opposite flank massively effective both in attack and defence.

But after the Champions League final of 2019 Rose began to fall out of favour with Pochettino, and the Leeds-born man may have hoped for the chance of a fresh start under Mourinho.

Yet he was used sparingly by the Portuguese manager, and was shown confronting him over his lack of playing time in the Amazon documentary about the club released last year.

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Rose is believed to be one of a number of players Mourinho has fallen out with
Rose is believed to be one of a number of players Mourinho has fallen out with

Rose was sent out on loan to Newcastle last January, where he made 11 Premier League appearances before returning to North London.

Yet despite being widely expected to depart permanently last summer Rose did not get a move, and has subsequently been frozen out by Mourinho having not been included in Spurs’ Premier League or Europa League squads.

It is looking like a sad and anti-climactic end to his time at the club, and surely Rose’s experience and undoubted ability could have come in handy over the last few months.

Ben Davies has been in and out of the team with injury, meaning Spurs have sometimes appeared over-reliant on their only other recognised left-back Sergio Reguilon.

Rose could have been a useful player for Spurs this season
Rose could have been a useful player for Spurs this season

Rose has been open and honest about his struggles with his mental health, and this may have had something to do with his extended absence and time away from the limelight.

But if he has no future at Spurs hopefully the 30-year-old will find a new club in the next transfer window as he looks to end his career on a high.

Mourinho, meanwhile, may be left reflecting on whether his treatment of Rose is just one of the many mistakes he has made at Spurs.

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This article originally appeared on Mirror – Football


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