The Daily Mail has reported that Jose Mourinho has been involved in a training ground bust-up with Tottenham defender Danny Rose.
It is claimed that the 29-year-old and the serial trophy-winning boss had a heated exchange after it was announced Rose was left out of Saturday’s game.
Mourinho cited a back injury for his reason for leaving him out but the left-back wasn’t happy.
It is thought that Rose was still disgruntled on Sunday during training with onlookers describing there was ‘tension in the air’.
Since Mourinho arrived at the club, Rose has hardly been a first-team regular.
He has played in three Premier League matches under the Portuguese manager.
Just lately Japhet Tanganga has been preferred at left-back, with Jan Vertonghen also filling in.
Mourinho and Rose had a one-on-one discussion as picked up by a television camera yesterday. It remains to be seen whether the relationship can still be repaired, however.
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The Tottenham man claimed in October that regardless of his contract situation he won’t be leaving until it expires.
Rose has a deal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium until 2021.
It seems unlikely, however, that Mourinho will fancy him enough to give him regular football.
The boss has been in place long enough at Spurs now and Rose is getting further away from the team.
He is good enough to be playing regular first-team football and with the European Championships on the horizon, he’d be wise to move.
Plenty of clubs would surely be willing to take a chance on the £60,000-a-week (Spotrac) player and at 29 regular football really is the most important thing.