Tottenham need to have a manager in place by July 5, the date when non-international players return to Hotspur Way for pre-season training.
Tottenham’s pursuit of a manager has long since surpassed the farcical, now verging on causing long-term damage to the club. Jose Mourinho was sacked over two months ago, on April 19th.
On May 31st, which felt like an eternity ago, Tottenham set the unenviable record of the longest period any club in Europe has conducted business devoid of a manager. A month on and Spurs are still no closer to ending supporters’ enduring misery.
Nobody two months ago would have considered the possibility of a worst-case scenario, which eventuates in Tottenham starting pre-season training without a manager. Imagine a scenario where players turn up to Hotspur Way without a manager to conduct their first pre-season training session.
It’s an unconceivable notion, one that looks more likely with every passing day. If a manager isn’t in place by the first week of July, it could have long-lasting detrimental effect on players and the club. Ryan Mason and Ledley King would undoubtedly step up to take on the onus. Hopefully it won’t come to that, though nothing is assured after what has transpired recently.
While there’s no chance of anarchy ensuing at Hotspur Way without a manger in place, it would set an extremely dangerous precedent. It would showcase a palpable sense of instability. What will the players think of reporting to back to camp without a manager in place? Surely their thoughts, feelings and reactions would mirror the overall sentiment of all Tottenham supporters.
It’s an unacceptable possibility that cannot come to fruition. Which begs the question, after so many previous failings, as to who Tottenham can convince to pledge their allegiance to a club that has shown over a two-month span an unprecedented level of disorganization, incompetence and negligence.