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Exclusive: Lawrie Sanchez says Tottenham have lost their identity

Former Premier League manager Lawrie Sanchez believes that Tottenham have lost their identity in recent seasons.

It wasn’t long ago that the north London outfit were top four regulars under Mauricio Pochettino and challenging for the biggest honours.

Would you take Rudiger at Tottenham?

Yes, he's been class!

Yes, he's been class!

No thank you

No thank you

Spurs might have always fallen short under the Argentine, but they qualified for the Champions League in four consecutive years, were regularly competing for domestic trophies and famously reached the European Cup final in 2019.

But since Pochettino was sacked and replaced by Jose Mourinho in November 2019, they have lost ground on the sides around them and have failed to challenge for the top four in the previous two campaigns, whilst their painful wait for silverware now stands at 13 years.

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Tottenham recently announced the arrival of new sporting director Fabio Paratici, who looks set to team up with Paulo Fonseca, and Sanchez exclusively told Football FanCast that the former could play a major part in the club moving forward:

“They’re not sure whether they want to give kids a chance or be in the top four? Top four is all they want; it doesn’t matter how they get there.

“So, a new sporting director will have to lay down the culture of the club. What are we? What are we looking for and take a longer-term view of season to season and this managerial merry-go-round which doesn’t add to any stability either?”

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