Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, believes the club will approach the close-season transfer window with a clear sense of direction and resist the temptation to compete with high-spending rivals.
While Premier League clubs will be able to start signing players when the window opens on Monday, British media reported Mourinho would have limited funds to strengthen his Spurs squad.
But the ex-Chelsea and Manchester United manager insisted that the Spurs management would approach activities when the transfer window reopens professionally.
“We will be very calm, organised, measured, and thinking of everything,” Mourinho told a news conference on Friday.
“Step by step we will end with a better, more balanced squad, and keeping the great players we have is a very important thing.
“But we cannot react to what our opponents can do and what we cannot do. We have no doubts about what we need.”
A win against Crystal Palace in the final game of the season on Sunday may not be enough for seventh-placed Spurs to secure a European League qualification spot.
For Spurs to guarantee a European spot, the club must leapfrog Wolves into sixth-place with the hope that the Nuno Espirito’s side drop points against Chelsea.
If Tottenham is to reach Europe’s second-tier competition with a seventh-place finish, it must again depend on Chelsea to beat Arsenal in the FA Cup final next month.
“We have a couple of possibilities of playing in Europe next season but it’s in the hands of others,” Mourinho added.
“The only thing we can do is beat Palace and add three more points to our tally.”
Mourinho said a new coach who has “a history and connection with the club” would be joining his backroom staff as he confirmed the departure of long-time assistant Ricardo Formosinho.
“Ricardo is leaving because he feels he would like to have one of his last opportunities, probably because of his age, to be a head coach,” the Portuguese gaffer added.