To say that the last six months have been good for a Tottenham Hotspur fan is an understatement. However, after the continued misery of this past week with the swing and miss on Antonio Conte as manager of Spurs, as a Tottenham fan, I am not distraught just really disappointed. And while the truth is things are likely to get worse for Tottenham fans before they get better, things will indeed get better.
Things are likely to get worse for Tottenham
As the bad news of Tottenham Hotspur missing out on Antonio Conte circulated around the internet, it was just another in a series of disappointments for the club that started with a bad foul just before the half against Leicester City back in December and seemingly has yet to abate.
The tragic fall from first place into the Conference League this season was only one of several in an ongoing series of disappointing moments for Tottenham fans. There was Dynamo Zagreb and the humiliation of losing that two-goal lead to a non-top five league team.
Then of course the Spurs were knocked out of the FA Cup, they fired their manager, joined and left the Super League, and were a pitiful joke of a team in the Carabao Cup final. Now Tottenham cannot even get a manager more than six weeks after sacking Jose Mourinho, with no one of any real ability interested in Daniel Levy’s project. All these proceeds even worse news we know is coming.
Harry Kane is leaving and we know it
It is the story/non-story of the summer, Harry Kane is going to be leaving Tottenham Hotspur. While Antonio Conte will not spill the beans, likely he was told the truth of the matter, and that along with the fact that all the Kane funds will not be reinvested meant this was not the job for the Italian.
While Harry Kane leaving is in some ways terribly tragic for Spurs but it is nothing new as others have come and gone before him and the club has come back again. Most recently Tottenham sold Gareth Bale and still managed to get top four for four straight seasons.
It will be a tough day for all fans but it is almost inevitable at this point as the club clearly will never match Kane’s ambition in the near term. Maybe had the pandemic not hit when it did and the stadium had been full for the last 18 months and naming rights had been acquired things would be different. However, the reality is what it is and Tottenham cannot spend to get the talent around Kane that he, like Conte, is looking for.
What is next for Tottenham?
At this point, we know Tottenham is starting over on the manager search and likely some names will come and go before Roberto Martinez is finally hired after the Euros. At least we know that would make Toby Alderwiereld happy.
However, before that happens, Tottenham really needs to get done with this Fabio Paratici business or whoever is going to handle player deals. The transfer window opens this week and Tottenham is in danger of being left further behind.
Over the next couple of months as some old players leave, some new players come in, and eventually, a new coach is hired, a new season will come. With that new season will come new hope and new opportunity.
After one of the toughest seasons in recent memory has been followed by a disappointing summer thus far it is easy to be discouraged. However, there is always tomorrow and maybe tomorrow is the day the project starts anew.