'Jose Mourinho didn't give me a chance'


After falling down the pecking order in North London, Rose secured a loan move to the North East for the remainder of the 2019/2020 season.

Rose was often seen as first choice under former manager Mauricio Pochettino, but that has not been the case in the last couple of months since Mourinho's arrival.

"I do feel I wasn't given as much of a chance as everybody else in the backline," Rose told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"I did want to play for him."

"I knew after a month [of Mourinho joining] I was never going to play. It was difficult going out to train knowing I wasn't going to play.

"It's not worked out, but full respect to him and what he's doing at the club. He took over with the club 12 points adrift of Chelsea [now in fourth place] and now it's four.

"I have to be honest, I thought I would continue playing."