Jose Mourinho has ruled out a summer overhaul of his Tottenhamsquad and says it would not be a failure if he finishes the season without a trophy.
Mourinho’s predecessor Mauricio Pochettino called for a “painful rebuild” last summer and Spurs’ struggles this season have supported the Argentine’s view that the squad needed a refresh.
Mourinho has consistency talked up the quality of his players since succeeding Pochettino in November but he has already begun to make changes, offloading Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose in January and signing Steven Bergwijn and Gedson Fernandes, as well as loanee Giovani Lo Celso on a permanent deal.
Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s FA Cup fifth-round clash at home to Norwich, Mourinho played down the chances of wholesale changes at the end of the season.
“Massive changes? No. Not massive changes,” he said. “First of all because that is not what we think we need. Secondly because of the profile of the club. Third because of what the market is. Year after year after year it is more difficult”.