The one thing Tottenham Hotspur really needs most for success

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy looks on at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium London, England. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

This has been a season to forget on many levels for Tottenham Hotspur. From the debacle in Europa League to the debacle with the Super League to the debacle that was Jose Mourinho’s tenure, this season has been a struggle for the fans and club alike.

With a stale roster, devoid of youth, and a leadership group more interested in profit than glory, Tottenham is at a crossroads. The sad part is the solution is known to almost every fan of the club, for Daniel Levy and some extent Steve Hitchen to relinquish control and hire a Director of Football for Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham still haven’t replaced Paul Mitchell

It should come as no surprise to us that Tottenham has failed to replace many of their most talented players over the last few seasons when they have failed to replace their most talented employee – outside of Mauricio Pochettino – Paul Mitchell.

Mitchell came to Tottenham from Southampton shortly after Pochettino in what was then a stroke of genius. We can thank Mitchell for the signings of players like Heung-Min Son, Kierran Trippier, Toby Alderweireld, and of course Dele Alli. We have to remember this was before any of these players – outside of Toby – were even internationals.

Mitchell also helped us move players like Etienne Capoue, Paulino, and Roberto Soldado for enough change to keep more bodies incoming. Since talent guru Paul Mitchell left on less than amicable terms with the club, Tottenham has failed to have a true leader of football operations. Worse, Mitchell has gone on to build the Red Bull clubs who are just dripping with talent and is now on to Monaco in a move considered a coup by many. And Tottenham well, we have Steve Hitchen.

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