Mourinho honest over Son Heung-min’s future, as Spurs star joins his agency

Date published: Thursday 29th October 2020 10:26

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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says the fact Son Heung-min has joined his management agency will not help contract talks with the South Korean.

Son, who is in discussions over a new deal with Spurs, has signed with CAA Base, a division of CAA Sports, which will represent him both on and off the pitch.

Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dele Alli, James Rodriguez and Bernardo Silva are among the firm’s other clients.

But the Portuguese says Son, who has three years left on his current deal at Spurs, joining the stable of clients will not have an affect on a new contract.

“That is not my job, I don’t care about who represents players, I just care about what players give me on the pitch and nothing to do with that,” Mourinho said.

“Sonny’s agency represents me on my image rights and commercial work outside my football job and that is it. Nothing more than that. The majority of my players I don’t even know who their agents are.

“An impact on Sonny’s future, I don’t know. I can say at a commercial level it will be a big impact because it is a worldwide, very, very important agency.



“In relation to his contract, I am not worried about it, he has three years of contract, a great relationship with Mr (Daniel) Levy and the people that represents him, I believe sooner or later that will be resolved.

“I don’t believe there will be a problem with that because he is a player with three years of contract.

“So many clubs there are huge problems to resolve with players who have their contracts in a few months, so three years is a long time.”

Son down after Amazon spat

Meanwhile, Son has revealed he felt ‘sad’ as he watched the Amazon Prime documentary chronicling a troubled season for the club.

The exit of manager Mauricio Pochettino as the club’s manager and the appointment of Jose Mourinho as his replacement was the big story of the campaign. But that only told half the story, with Spurs’ top-four ambitions wrecked by injury problems and disappointment on and off the pitch.

In an exclusive interview, Son has told TEAMtalk he found it hard to look back over a campaign laced with disappointments.

Son’s bust-up with Spurs captain Hugo Lloris was one of the moments captured on film and the South Korean forward admitted the gaze of the camera was not helpful at times.

“It’s weird when you have an argument with a team-mate and then a few months later, it becomes part of a TV show,” Son told TEAMtalk.


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