Tottenham Hotspur: Who next?
Feature by Hog
Updated Friday, 15th June 2012
A concerning time lays ahead of us fans and although I am really drumming on about the inability of Levy at the moment there are bigger fish to fry, like whether our players will stay or go following the new manager appointment.The vacant managers position is a big concern with me, but mainly because there is not anyone around that can really take us forward. I see we are being linked with Moyes and Martinez, which is definitely a step backwards (I have the upmost respect for them, but they are not the men for the job).
Pep and Jose are the ideal men, but likely to be untouchable (with one committing to the club and the other uncertain of where to go next and turned down Chelsea).
The next man for the job is not in the Premier League he is out there in Europe. Its the European names that will be attracting the bigger players and keep the current ones.
It is also those that will have the experience of Champions League that will come in handy once we can get back in, but most importantly it is the foreign managers that have the same tactics that our team would flourish under (and no I don't mean Capello!).
I have been receiving some great emails from readers and I thank for taking the time out to contact me. The most recent of emails is from my first female reader Amanda and she had raised some good points that I agree with and would like to share them with you all.
Whilst I am seething with Levy there is blame to place on Redknapp as to his own demise. He should of kept his eye on the ball. I think the "New Direction" is that Levy wanted to get the cohesion back in the team between Chairman, Manager and Players.
My main and only objective in the recent finger pointing to Levy is to give Levy the big kick up the backside that he needs. I fear that his commitment has been waining. Amanda raised a highly relevant point that Levy spent £100 million in acquisitions over the past 4 years, but none of that has really come in the last 18 months! Although Levy may have been put off of big fees after the flop of Bent, but you cannot let that deter you from your true job.
Some say Levy was put off with Redknapp asking for more cash to get the players to take us to the next level, well lets look at that. I would not expect the Chairman to be put off of obtaining regular champions league. However I would expect Levy to be concerned of the money that is needed to obtain it. So my heart says its true and my mind says there could be truth in it, but my head also says surely as a businessman Levy would not do this.
Well to sum up I feel that Levy must now show some serious commitment to the fans and the club. There are some good free transfers and some good release clauses available, however a manager will need to be found so the players know what they are coming into.
My dream scenario is that Levy has sacked Redknapp after talking with Pep and convincing him to take over. This would instantly establish us as a club ready to commit. Then we would without a doubt obtain some great additions to the squad.
My worst case is Martinez or Moyes comes in, the players are disillusioned by the chairmans decision making and Bale, Rafa and Modric put in transfer requests which have to accepted as 3 people in the team wanting to leave will cause some huge morale problems.
Keep reading fellow fans and email me your thoughts even if you don't agree (maybe you can convert my way of thinking).
Finally thanks to Michael, Carlos, Les, Rob, David, Pranam, Mark, Stephen, Abdul and Warren for your supporting emails.
Look forward to the responses.
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