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No manic Monday as Jose stays cool


Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho

Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho is confident the club will deliver in the forthcoming transfer window while also revealing there is no need to sell players this summer.

Clubs can start doing business from Monday and Mourinho is keen to strengthen his squad in order to ensure they get back into the Premier League's top four.

They have been linked with a host of names - including Southampton's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and South Korean Kim Min-jae - and the Portuguese, who has been assured by the hierarchy that there is no financial demand to sell his best players this summer, is happy with how things are panning out.

Asked if he was expecting to do early business, he replied: "Monday? A new player Monday? That would be amazing news but I think it's just the opening of the window.

"I think we're going in the right direction. Very calm, organised, thinking well, measured, thinking of everything.

"We know what we can do, we know what we cannot do, we know which directions we can go in, which directions we cannot.

"We cannot be reactive in relation to what our opponents may do, that we cannot do. We are very balanced, we're together.

"No doubts about what we need, no doubts what it is possible for us to get.

"Step by step we'll end with a better, more balanced squad than we have now, keeping the great players we have is a very important thing."

There will be definitely some movement in Mourinho's backroom staff after he confirmed tactical analyst Ricardo Formosinho is leaving to pursue a head coach role and will be replaced by a young coach with a "connection" to the club.

The appointment will be announced soon, but under-19s coach Ryan Mason, Robbie Keane and Ledley King are possible contenders.

"My other assistant Ricardo is leaving and he's leaving because he feels that he would like to have, in this stage of his career, probably one of his last opportunities due to his age, to be a head coach," Mourinho added.