Daniel Levy frustrated over Dele Alli treatment by Jose Mourinho
Levy appointed Mourinho as the Tottenham manager in November 2019 following the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino. Alli, who had been going through a difficult patch at the time, showed signs of resurgence early in the Portuguese’s tenure.
However, it has been pretty much downhill for the England international from that point on as he has struggled for regular game-time under the former Real Madrid manager. So much so that Alli had been heavily linked with an exit in the January transfer window.
And while a move did not materialise, Alli has continued to feature sparingly under Mourinho. although he was recovering from an injury. Nonetheless, the 24-year-old has featured just 14 times across all competitions this term, scoring and assisting two goals apiece. (h/t Transfermarkt)
All season, Alli has started just one Premier League match, which came on the opening day of the season against Everton. Even in that game, the former MK Dons man had been whisked off at half-time by Mourinho.
Now, it is being claimed that Tottenham chairman Levy has been frustrated over the manner in which Alli, who is one of his favourite players at the club, has been alienated by the Portuguese tactician.
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Alli is contracted with Tottenham till the summer of 2024. It remains to be seen if he is able to work his way back into Mourinho’s team in the second half of the campaign.
The Portuguese himself is staring at an uncertain future after recent results. Indeed, with Tottenham slipping down to ninth place in the league table, Mourinho’s position is being assessed, although he is not in immediate danger. (h/t Eurosport)