Let's take a look at the 17 teams who will still be playing in the Premier League next year and reasons why managers of almost all of these clubs might have been pleased with the way the league has ended.
Vertonghen, who has made 315 appearances for Spurs in all competitions since arriving from Ajax Amsterdam in 2012, has struggled for playing time this season under Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho.
Premier League: After Manchester United finish third, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says criticism made him stronger
Solskjaer oversaw the club’s worst start to a top-flight campaign in 30 years but United finished the season strongly, sealing third place with Sunday’s 2-0 win at Leicester City.
Premier League: Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho admits club was too late in pushing for top-four finish
The north London club can seal a berth in next season’s Europa League if they defeat Crystal Palace on Sunday and Wolves fail to beat Chelsea.
Eric Dier, who was due to be out of contract next summer, has made 239 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur, scoring 11 times.
Arteta, whose positive test for COVID-19 led to the suspension of all elite football matches in England in March, said patience was key in bringing supporters back.
Only title winners Liverpool, Manchester City and in-form Manchester United have recorded more points than Spurs since Mourinho’s arrival, despite losing his key players to injuries.
Premier League: Jose Mourinho targets Europa League spot, hails Tottenham's resilience after Newcastle win
Jose Mourinho also paid tribute to defender Serge Aurier, who was playing despite his brother being shot dead in France earlier this week.
Premier League: Arsenal dash Liverpool's hope of record points haul; Tottenham beat Newcastle to go seventh
Liverpool can no longer beat Manchester City’s all-time leading points haul for a single top-flight season of 100.
Premier League: Tottenham's Harry Kane says manager Jose Mourinho has made it clear 'everything is about winning'
Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane says he is developing a good understanding with Jose Mourinho and has backed the team to adapt to the manager’s style for next season.
Pep Guardiola says Manchester City deserve apology after criticism from Mourinho, Klopp on ban verdict
Guardiola said the club’s reputation had been damaged by the furore around allegations that they broke Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules and fired back at comments from rival managers Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp.
Premier League: Tottenham more tactical under Jose Mourinho than Mauricio Pochettino, says Ben Davies
Mourinho’s side have come in for criticism of late due to some disappointing performances but Davies, 27, said the players were adapting to their manager’s methods.
Premier League: Jose Mourinho says Tottenham Hotspur must aim higher than just finishing above Arsenal
While Tottenham are looking to finish above Arsenal for a fourth straight season Jose Mourinho said he would not be satisfied with that.
Premier League: Leicester's top four hopes under threat after loss to Bournemouth; Tottenham win north London derby
A 4-1 capitulation at relegation-threatened Bournemouth on Sunday summed up Leicester's form since the Premier League returned from its three-month coronavirus-enforced shutdown.
Mourinho, who took over from the sacked Mauricio Pochettino in November, is used to battling for silverware at his previous clubs but his ninth-placed Tottenham are struggling to qualify for Europe this season.
Premier League: Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho wants access to referees to seek explanation for decisions
Mourinho preferred not to discuss Oliver during his news conference on Friday, but said officials should be forced to speak to managers to explain decisions.
Premier League: Form not a factor in derby, says Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta ahead of Tottenham clash
While Spurs have picked up eight points in five games since the season’s restart last month, Arsenal have won 10 points, allowing Arteta’s side to leapfrog their old rivals into eighth in the standings.
Premier League: Manchester United maintain winning streak with victory over Aston Villa; Tottenham held by Bournemouth
United stayed in fifth place but moved to within a point of fourth-place Leicester, whose long stay in the top four could soon be over.
The FA banned Dier for four matches and fined him 40,000 pounds.
Premier League: Tottenham defender Eric Dier handed four-match ban for confronting fan in FA Cup tie
Dier said he confronted the spectator because he thought his brother was in trouble.