Former Tottenham Hotspur star Paul Stewart insists the club showed their true colours by failing to appoint Antonio Conte as their new manager.
The Italian emerged as a target after leaving Inter Milan at the end of the 2020/21 season.
He actually won Serie A with Inter but left the club due to a dispute over their transfer plans.
Stewart is of the belief that the talks with Conte fell through because the club refused to give him the financial backing he required to rebuild and restructure Spurs’ squad.
Tottenham have yet to appoint a new manager, despite sacking Mourinho back in April, and Stewart does not think they have any plans to hand a transfer war chest to whomever replaces the Portuguese.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, he said: “It was absolutely typical Spurs in the fact that he’s gone in, told them obviously that he wants money to spend, and how much he wants, and it all fell through without a chance of it being resurrected. So obviously Spurs have gone down the not spending money route again.”
Spurs have been linked with a variety of new managers and there now appears to be interest in the former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo.