Tottenham’s secret weapon in Daka pursuit
Finding a reliable deputy for star man Harry Kane has been an issue for the club in recent seasons, however, football.london understands that Spurs are is interested in signing the 21-year-old forward who netted 27 times in all competitions last season.
And, as Rob Guest explains, former Tottenham star Frederic Kanoute could be a secret transfer weapon in helping Daniel Levy get a deal for Daka over the line.
The 43-year-old owns the management company which looks after Daka and the relationship between Kanoute and Spurs could be drawn upon if a move for the Zambia international is given the green light.
Modric backs Mourinho to win trophies at Spurs
Former Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric has backed Jose Mourinho to win silverware during his time at the club.
The Croatia international worked under the Portuguese coach at Real Madrid after leaving Spurs in 2012.
And when asked about the possibility of Mourinho securing silverware during his time in north London, Modric was quick to reaffirm his belief in the former Chelsea boss.
He told The Times: “I have a special affection for him, for everything he meant for me. Tottenham did a great thing to appoint him as a manager because he is a proven winner.
“In Italy, England and Spain he won things and he knows how to win. I am hoping he manages to do the same thing with Spurs.
“It’s a great thing for Tottenham to be able to bring in someone like him.”
Berbatov: King coaching role no surprise
Dimitar Berbatov jokingly claimed that he is responsible for Ledley King being offered a new role as first team assistant under Mourinho.
The former Spurs defender has been a part of the coaching set-up since the start of the calendar year before officially taking up his new post in August.
Speaking to football.london, Berbatov recited a conversation he had with King about getting into coaching at Spurs.
He said: “It did not surprise me because, and not many people know this, but when I watching Spurs from time to time, going to watch at games at the stadium last year, I was always sitting with him.
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“I was always like ‘Ledley what are you doing man?’. He said that he was going different things and was always around the team.
“I said ‘why are you not in there coaching? Go and be there like this’.
“Now all of a sudden I see him being the first team assistant and I’m like ‘well he did take my advice’.
“So I’m going to text him and tell him that.”