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Wednesday 29 January 2020

Rose has no intention of talking to Jose

Tottenham's Danny Rose pictured during their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich. AP photo
Tottenham's Danny Rose pictured during their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich. AP photo

Danny Rose insists he does not need to discuss his future with new Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho and that he will still be running his contract down.

Rose revealed last month that, having been told there is no new deal for him, he would refuse to be sold and would sit out the remaining 18 months of his current contract as long as Mauricio Pochettino kept picking him.

The Argentinian was fired several days later and replaced by Mourinho, but Rose says nothing has changed and there are no plans for a discussion with his new boss. "I've never had a conversation with him and I don't see why I need to," Rose said after playing 90 minutes in Tottenham's 3-1 Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich.

"As I said before, I'm here for the next 18 months so I don't see why I need to have a conversation with the manager.

"I want to do as well as I possibly can, work as hard as I can to achieve what looked impossible a few weeks ago, and that is finishing in the top four.

"I'm looking forward to a massive Christmas run that we've got."

Rose has been notorious for his public criticism of how the club has been run, once saying he was sick of having to Google their new signings to find out about them, but he was impressed with their ability to attract Mourinho.

He hopes the Portuguese can live up to expectation and help deliver silverware to north London.

"I had the privilege of working under Mauricio for five and a half years and now, I have to be honest, I never thought I would be managed by Jose Mourinho at Tottenham," he said.

"That's credit to the club, how well they've progressed throughout the years and to get someone like Jose has been obviously brilliant.

"He's one of the most decorated managers of my lifetime so it's been a good start for the team and I've enjoyed it so far.

"I think everybody has got to start again. I think we're all starting from the same starting point, or at least I hope we are anyway.

"I should think I'm no different to anybody else.

"I feel very lucky to work under him. He's won a lot of trophies and we're all excited to see (what happens)."

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