Jose Mourinho is struggling to get Spurs into the top four this season.
The North London club are languishing in ninth place and they have lost four of their last five Premier League matches.
Former Reds midfielder Danny Murphy believes Mourinho has a stronger squad and is struggling this season whereas Leicester City are third in the table with a weaker squad.
Murphy believes a better coach could have gotten more out of the current Spurs squad.
“When you look at Leicester’s squad and Tottenham’s squad, there’s not too much difference,” Murphy said.
“If anything, you would argue that Tottenham have better players, especially in attacking areas.
“Would Son get in Leicester’s team? I think so. We’re looking at two teams who are pretty level in terms of squads.
“I think another coach could get more out of Tottenham and get them in a similar position to Leicester.”
“Most football fans are realistic, there was a bit of talk earlier in the season about Tottenham winning the title, but that was never going to happen,” Murphy added.
“When you look at the squad, Christian Eriksen left and maybe they could’ve done more to keep him.
“He’s one they’ve missed. Rose has hardly got a game, he’s a high-quality international left-back. Alderweireld is the best centre-back they’ve got and he doesn’t play.