Board holds blame for some Tottenham failures
Of course, the board hasn’t fully supported these extremely demonstrated managers. The board has a load of responsibility in this game, and many factors of what Conte and Mourinho have both griped about are utterly true to the core, and it’s their contempt that’s helped grow an ENIC out movement at Tottenham in the last 4 years, at least.
Daniel Levy runs Spurs not too dissimilar to how smaller or less competitive Premier League clubs are run. Impulsive bursts of expenditure in the wrong direction or reluctant and slow backing of a proven manager aren’t how the club’s Daniel Levy thinks we play usually operate. It’s how the clubs he supposedly believes we’re now bigger than usually function.
According to the board’s actions, Tottenham Hotspur must strive to bring in Europe’s more proven managers now. Remarkably, Spurs is possibly one of few ‘larger’ clubs where bringing in a big money, winning, and ego-centric manager doesn’t appear to work. Once more, the finger of blame can only point to the board if a big money manager who likes to throw cash around to help doesn’t win because he couldn’t throw that much cash around.
Pochettino’s Tottenham turnaround was similar to what Harry Redknapp conducted several years before. Dealing with the tools in the box, re-shaping squares to fit through round holes, asking for various players and getting a couple of who they wanted and a few alternatives to ensure they were nice. They were hindered during their reign, too, but having the coaching desires and dedication to make it work where they could.
Tottenham wasn’t below either of those managers, nor did either personally feel or declare themselves above the club. Well, Redknapp did have a flirt with the England job towards the end, though I think it’s fair to let him off for that. For the most part, they were proud to do the job and wanted what the fans wanted. Entertainment and success. Pride in your work-type credentials.
Their occasional riddled outbursts regarding the club were never too disastrous or heated. Their tone of voice and language was often calculated. Especially Pochettino in his earlier Spurs years.
Both their failures and detriments can once more circle back to the board as the driving force to find weaknesses in a manager’s attributes, but alas, the search seems back on for a new man to take the helm of football’s most painful role, likely come the end of the season.