The French number one has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer, but Mourinho insists the 34-year-old remains the best goalkeeper in England, and he is also happy with Joe Hart as his assistant.
Spurs have spotted other “goalkeepers ready for Lloris’ eventual departure – including Nick Pope, Dean Henderson and Sam Johnstone – but Mourinho recalled that his two” goalkeepers “remain under contract until 2022.
He said: “I don’t want to offend anyone, and I hope people just accept my opinion, we have the best goalkeeper in England and the best goalkeeper in England.
“So I’m so happy with this, that I don’t think about what may or may not happen [in the summer]. Hugo has a contract. Joe has a contract. I’m so happy with both, no problem.
“Hugo is Hugo. He is a very good goalkeeper. He’s our number one. It’s hard for me to say this because Joe works so hard and deserves more than not playing a single minute in the Premier League so far. But this is the reality of things. ”
Mourinho’s future as manager has been speculated on this season, but Sky Sports News reported last week that Spurs are planning the summer transfer market with Mourinho fully involved, and they have followed players like Nicolas Gonzalez of Stuttgart, Jonathan Bamba of Lille and Palmeiras midfielder Gabriel Menino.
Like most clubs, however, Spurs have to sell in order to accumulate funds to spend on new talent, and Mourinho admits he already has a sense of who he wants to stay and who can go, even with their fate far removed. to be decided.
“We are much more focused on the present than on the future,” he said. “Of course I have an idea. Of course, we share our ideas; when I say we, I mean myself and the structure, including the boss. So we know what we want, but at the same time we can expect a weird summer.
“I think it’s going to be strange in the sense of a different window than in previous seasons. Right now I don’t think anyone is fighting for their future, but everyone is fighting for the points we need to finish the season. better than we can. ”
Harry Kane’s future has also been clouded in recent weeks, with the forward refusing to rule out whether he will consider his future this summer, especially if Tottenham miss the Champions League again next season.
But Mourinho insists he saw no change in Kane’s candidacy and therefore need not question his intentions after England’s Euro 2020 campaign.
“He works so well every day. He is so professional, committed to the team, efficient. [So] there is nothing to talk to him [about] “Mourinho said. “[There are] three years of his contract [left]. I have nothing to say to him unless he wants to talk to me, but so far he has never approached me about anything. ”