Harry Redknapp has said that Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has a “big job” to do this summer if he is to reverse the club’s recent slump.
Having received an immediate boost following Mourinho‘s appointment, Spurs’ good fortune has worn off and Tuesday’s defeat to RB Leipzig – their fifth in six games – saw them crash out of the Champions League.
Tottenham‘s poor form has also put them in eighth in the Premier League table and they face a stern battle to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Redknapp insisted that a strong summer on the transfer front could put his former club back on track ahead of next season.
“They’ve got a bit of work to do to get back to where they were a few years ago,” the 73-year-old said.
“The last year or so they have gone backwards quite a way in all honesty – Jose has a big job to do in the summer.
“He needs some good recruitment, a couple of new players and see where they go next year.”
Mourinho’s situation has not been helped by the fact that he has been plagued by a series of first-team injuries throughout the campaign.
Having lost first-choice Hugo Lloris to a dislocated elbow before the turn of the year, 2020 got off to a terrible start when Harry Kane limped off with a hamstring injury on New Years’ Day.
Since then, Son Heung-min has had to undergo surgery on an arm injury and Steven Bergwijn could be out for the rest of the season with an ankle problem.
Indeed, Mourinho was quick to document how Spurs’ season has slowly unravelled in his post-match press duties after the defeat to Leipzig.
Tottenham return to action on Sunday with a crunch Premier League clash against fifth-placed Manchester United, with four points separating the sides.
In other news, reports in Thursday’s newspapers claimed that Spurs are planning a triple summer raid as they look to strengthen their spine.