With the end of the season on Sunday, Tottenham need to make decisions and take swift action in the coming days to clear up the uncertainty that is around the club at present.
At the end of the season, after the Aston Villa game and Ledley King’s Testimonial, Daniel Levy must take immediate steps to clear up the uncertainty around the club.Tim Sherwood
Since the appointment of Tim Sherwood, there has been uncertainty over who would be manager next season. Even though Sherwood was given an 18-month contract last December, it always felt like he was only in temporary charge. That uncertainty was compounded when news broke ahead of the Sunderland game that he would be leaving White Hart Lane at the end of the season.
To resolve that situation, Tottenham must make an early statement clarifying the situation over Tim Sherwood so that everyone knows what’s happening.Manager
If, the announcement is that Tim Sherwood has been relieved of his duties, Daniel Levy then needs to ensure that a manager is appointed as soon as possible. Many names have been linked to a vacancy at Tottenham which doesn’t exist. One possible appointee looks set for Old Trafford, and others may or may not have been approached to ascertain their level of interest in the position.
Whatever the state of play, decisions need to be taken and an appointment made quickly. While the fans want to know who will be in charge next season, an even more important group need to know – the players. With many of the players going off to the World Cup Finals they need to know who’ll be the manager next season.Players
Talk, rumours, speculation that certain players could be wanting away from Tottenham in the summer needs to be quashed and the best way to do that is to ensure that a manager is appointed who will have the respect of the players and has a clear plan for the future development of the team.
Spurs have lost their best player in the past two summers and that can’t be allowed to happen again. It has to be avoided at all costs so that the manager is able to build his team around the players at the club and not have to start from scratch. The arrival of 7 players last summer proved too many to mould into a team.
Decisions need to be taken by the manager regarding which players he wants to retain at Spurs and also the players he would want the club to sign during the transfer window. Any delay in the managerial appointment will further hinder the club when approaching players about a possible move to White Hart Lane.
This uncertainty has been hanging over the club for months and the decisions, if they haven’t already been made, need to be taken immediately the season is ended so that the club can look to the future in a positive way.
The first of the decisions will clarify Tim Sherwood’s position. The earliest I would expect an announcement on that is Tuesday morning – I don’t expect any news until after King’s Testimonial as it would totally overshadow that evening to recognise the service of a great player who has always displayed tremendous loyalty to Tottenham Hotspur.
From that point, Spurs can then move forward preparing, as appropriate, for next season.