Full-back Danny Rose has conceded it is ‘pretty much the end’ for him at Tottenham Hotspur.
The 30-year-old accepts that he is now playing for his future and has his sights set on an extended stay at Newcastle United where he is currently on loan.
Rose left Spurs temporarily in January after failing to impress Jose Mourinho, who preferred to rotate between Ben Davies and Japhet Tanganga at left-back.
The former Leeds United youngster believes that the club’s decision to sack Mauricio Pochettino last year was essentially the beginning of the end for him in north London.
He said (quoted by The Mirror): “It’s not enjoyable that you are training and you know you’re not going to be playing at the weekend.
“That’s difficult. When my old manager lost his job, that was pretty much the end for me.
“I spent November not playing, December not playing, and then I joined here in January. It was very frustrating. I wasn’t needed in the manager’s plans at the moment in Tottenham.”
Rose adds that there is ‘no bigger motivation’ than playing for his future, as he enters into the final year of a contract for the first time in his career.
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It seems highly unlikely that Rose will be a Spurs player for the 2020/21 season – certainly, the player himself doesn’t seem to believe it.
Rose’s stint at St. James’ Park has been fairly successful so far. He’s started eight games under Steve Bruce but sat out the latest 4-1 Premier League win over Bournemouth.
He’s been in favour, so a decent finish to the season would surely see the Magpies willing to sign him permanently.