Who will be Tottenham Hotspur’s next manager?

Harry Redknapp and Tottenham Hotspur have parted ways after the club failed to qualify for the Champions League.

Redknapp had been at Spurs since 2008

Tottenham finished fourth but because Chelsea won the Champions League they will be playing in the Europa League next season and even though this seems quite unfortunate should they have even been in that position? At the turn of the year they were genuine title contenders and many people believed that they were going to win the league. But they fell away and finished below Arsenal even though they were comfortably in front of them for most of the season. The distraction of the England managers job obviously didn’t help the situation and Spurs soon went on a slump after Fabio Capello left England and this was their downfall, their players seemed to not know what was going on and Redknapp didn’t help the situation at all. Overall Redknapp did a very good job winning 49.49% of his matches and will be very difficult to replace so the new man coming in may struggle under the pressure straightaway. Plus, key players may be more likely to leave no such as Luka Modric and Gareth Bale who will want to play in the main European competition next year.

So the board have a very big decision to make, they need a manager that is going to continue the work Redknapp started or they could end up a mid table club again. David Moyes is currently the favourite to take charge and I think this would be a fantastic appointment, he has worked miracles at Everton, getting them into the top half year after year spending very little money. He deserves to be at a club that can spend more money and I believe he has the ability to take them to the very top, as he always makes astute signings and improves the players he has in his squad. I only see two problems in them getting him and that is, will he be a big enough name to convince their star players to stay and is Moyes holding out for the big job at Manchester United?

Roberto Martinez is linked with every job going at the minute and it isn’t surprising however he could have the same problems as Moyes and not be able to convince their stars to stay. His Wigan team have defied the odds and kept them up year after year playing some very entertaining football and he has shown his tactics can beat the big teams in the league. One result the Spurs fans will remember about Martinez is when he took his Wigan team to White Hart Lane and they got destroyed 9-1 surely the board will remember this and see that he may not quite be good enough yet for a really big job.

Finally, another name I have seen linked with the job is Fabio Capello and a lot of Spurs fans are actually blaming him for ruining their season, if he just stayed as England manager then there wouldn’t have been so much speculation about Redknapp’s future. But looking at Capello’s career would he be able to do a good job? Yes in my opinion because he has shown he can win titles and trophies at club level, he will be judged mostly though by his time as England manager however I think this is harsh as international and club management is very different.

I hope Capello doesn’t get the job but he does offer something different to the other two and that is real pedigree in Europe and will be attract a lot of big names to the club. I really want Moyes to get the job but only if he is given the opportunity to build something at the club and is given money to replace the players that leave.

Moyes has won the LMA manager of the year three times

 

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3 thoughts on “Who will be Tottenham Hotspur’s next manager?

  1. If you believe the rumours doing the round then his agent was apparently looking to get Harry in at Liverpool, Chelsea and Aston Villa. Normally wouldn’t believe the rumours personally but, with one year left on his contract and Spurs not even hinting at renewing it, I can believe that he would be looking at the possibilities of other teams with a vacancy.

    They may want Moyes but I’m not entirely convinced he would leave Everton for Spurs. He may just hold out for a bigger job, or stay at a place where he can really do no wrong. Even if Everton have a poor season, many will still see Moyes’ reign there as a success, whereas moving to Spurs he would need to do as well as Harry.

  2. Also for me, the team didn’t start losing points and focus because Harry was linked to the England job. If anything the England job gave Harry an excuse. He refused to use the squad and come the end of the season, with other teams having fresher players they were able to capitalise on a tiring Spurs squad.

    The new manager will either have to add more depth to the squad or learn to rotate what they have a lot better.

    • Yes that is a very good point, Harry didn’t use his squad very well at all and the player did look tired towards the end of the season however, I would argue that his players weren’t as motivated by him in the second half of the season, for example Luka Modric looked out of sorts in the last few weeks and already for Croatia he has looked fantastic again

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