2019 marked the end of a five-year era of relative stability and managerial command at Tottenham Hotspur when Mauricio Pochettino was sacked after a lowly start to the 2019/20 campaign, which resumed the negative conversation surrounding failing factors from the previous campaign.
Since November 2019, Spurs have seen another four managers in four years.
If you know your modern Tottenham history, you’ll know that it’s rather common under Daniel Levy to have a footballing team in disarray.
Since Mr. Levy took his seat at White Hart Lane in 2001, 22 years ago, Tottenham has witnessed 15 managers. 5 managers alone took control of the team in his first 3 and a half seasons. Incredible statistics for a man whose supposed business control, acumen, and foresight have made him so reputed.
Tottenham’s fall all started with a move that may have been premature
I believe Daniel Levy and the board of Tottenham Hotspur got ahead of itself thanks to the form and heights that Pochettino guided Tottenham too. Once things began to fray and spiral, Levy felt that thanks to a nice-looking stadium and training ground, Spurs as a club deserved a man of Jose Mourinho’s calibre. Wrong. However, maybe this could’ve only been proved wrong in hindsight.
The same idea now goes for Antonio Conte. Again, hindsight is possibly a grand thing. Nuno was maybe the only character fit for the difficult Tottenham manager role. Before you perhaps become agitated by the remarks I write, I don’t literally mean Nuno himself, but a manager of that level. You know, a person whose mentality to the job isn’t solely arrogant and doesn’t treat Tottenham as lowly as an Arsenal fan would, for example. The opposite of what we’ve had in Mourinho and Conte.
Both managers’ disdain for Spurs once things go wrong is brilliant viewing if you can emotionally remove yourself even momentarily.