Date: 17th March 2014 at 10:41pm
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Good evening night shift.

This tale involves a 55 year old Italian gentlemen, seeking fun friendship, maybe more.

Izvestia believe that a source close to the recently deceased fired Luciano Spalletti , has told them that Luciano Spalletti is on Tottitingham Hotspur’s managerial shortlist. Along with Roberto Di Matteo and Cesare Prandelli.

The source is FIFA agent Shandor Varga. Who appears to have allegedly said:

I would not be surprised if Luciano will lead the ” Tottenham “. He knows how to work with the stars, which is very important for the London club president Daniel Levy.”

Izvestia certainly back up Tim’s claims after the Chelsea fiasco. They say that if he gets top 4, he will be rewarded with a long term contract. They describe the chances of this occurring as “minimal.”

Will this be the next schmuck on the conveyor belt? I think not.

I do however believe that our illustrious chairman’s hand was forced by AVB laughing him off; and that every “might be available” manager on planet earth got the call, the day after the Liverpool game.

Illustration ©ODM Archive.


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  • East Stand March 18, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Overall Levy & Co’s way of doing things has worked, well for them. They have got the team up the league using their business model. We have the best training facility in the league and (i believe) the stadium will happen…The DOF has been part of that as has the player trading.

    We are getting to the point now however where the finer margins are starting to matter more on the footballing side.

    If we want to compete at the next level we HAVE to go through a period of stability. People moan about the quality of the signings but I see them all as very good players. They have not settled an nobody has had time to organise them into a winning team.

    Liverpool don’t have a squad as good as ours but they have a manager who understands the league as well as overseas methods and has been given an element of time to implement his methods.

    AVB should probably have stayed until this summer but he wanted to be sacked, citing excuses as he did with the Chavs.

    I don’t feel he was the right manager for Spurs or England. I can’t imagine Rodgers freezing out Ade for example. The bloke is determined but not arrogant and crucially won’t work with a DOF.

    AVB was happy to have a DOF but rumours were he didn’t want half the signings made. Either that’s an excuse or he didn’t understand the role…

    Time to seriously think about the DOF model because the next level requires a top manager and most of those won’t be told what to do.

    • YidinExile March 18, 2014 at 9:33 am

      Agree on most points, new post on TheBoyHS, that’s why noone here.

  • Thepin March 18, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Is it too early in this managerial reign to say : ‘I want my Spurs back !’ ?

    and on the Connaught-Planker thing, this was already more than half way to a done deal in January – the guy was close to signing for Pool due to agent shenanigans but the big boss at Dnipro pulled the plug last minute as he had already promised him to us.

    • YidinExile March 18, 2014 at 8:00 am

      So I ask again, are we going to continue this DOF conduct where we buy players who we aren’t sure the next manager will want, now I am not suggesting that this Ukranian Ko konopi huy is bad, in fact he seemed quite good and should have beat us, he played 2 good games against us, but the issue here is the conduct. Will we never learn?

      • gus March 18, 2014 at 8:31 am

        Based on the summary below (enemy source but you get the idea), with Levy at the helm, I’d say the answer is no

        Spurs managers since the mid 90s

        Gerry Francis

        The Sell: The captain of QPR’s 75/76 glorious League runners up promises free flowing footballl at the Lane.

        The Reality: Turned N17 into a place where 0-0 and ridiculously bad mullets were celebrated with disturbing vigour

        Win percentage: 38.7%

        Verdict: Largely responsible for turning Darren Anderton into ‘sicknote’. Incredibly hasn’t cut his hair for 16 years but still looks exactly the same. As a badger.

        Christian Gross

        The Sell: Mysterious and unheralded continental brought in to North London (where have we heard that before) to reinvent Spurs.

        The Reality: Gross envisaged an opening press conference where his superb oraratorial skills set the tone for a majestic leadership. In the event he bought a One Day Travelcard and talked about jealousy for ages. He was in fact talking about Chelsea. To whom he lost in his first game at White Hart Lane. 6-1.

        Win percentage: 34.62%

        Verdict: Even fell out with Spurs idol Klinsman. Say no more. Laughable. Pathetic. P*ss poor.

        George Graham

        The Sell: Embittered Arsenal man forced to leave N5 in disgrace takes charge of near neighbours and leads them to glory through defensive discipline.

        The Reality: Turned Spurs into a second rate Arsenal…without the flair… of 1993.

        Win percentage: 39.68%

        Verdict: Agent Graham your job is done, see Kaiserslautern away, Spurs fans singing ‘Georgie Graham’s blue and white’ Army at Wembley.

        Glen Hoddle

        The Sell: The King of White Hart Lane returns to his kingdom where minions throw rose petals at his feet in supplication.

        The Reality: 9th and 10th in the table doesn’t suggest the return of the Lord, or even the rapture. See Tony Cascarino’s quote on him. (If he was an ice cream he’d lick himself)

        Win percentage: 39.42%

        Verdict: Five words: Gary Doherty at centre forward.

        Jacques Santini

        The Sell: Mysterious and unheralded continental manager brought into North London (where have we heard that before) to reinvent Spurs.

        The Reality: Lasted 13 games before falling out with half the team and the board.

        Win percentage: 38.46%

        Verdict: Spurs scored the fewest number of goals in their opening 13 games in their history. Hasn’t managed a top class club since 2006. Take your pick as to how much his contract cost to pay off.

        Martin Jol:

        The Sell: Assistant coach promoted to the top job.

        The Reality: 9th place, 5th and 5th. Close but no cigar, son. Lasagne-gate.

        Win percentage: 45.27

        Verdict: Claimed he’d rather die than sell Berbatov. Had the dubious honour of a whole ground and literally, er, thousands on Channel Five (well it was a Thursday), knowing he’d been sacked before he did against Getafe.

        Juande Ramos:

        The Sell: Mysterious and unheralded continental manager brought into North London (where have we heard that before).

        The reality: The big question – 4th place or the League Cup? Lost the squad after they spent the last four months of the 2007/08 season wildly celebrating their fourth triumph in England’s third major trophy.

        Win percentage: 38.89

        Verdict: Currently managing Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. That’s easy for you to say…

        Harry Redknapp

        The Sell: Cockney wheeler-dealer takes over at a club that needed stabilising.

        The Reality: Did a club that had just won the League Cup and finished 5th and 5th need stabilising that badly? As ever with our loveable rogue truth and fiction blurred into one. Acquitted in a court case after it was shown he flew to Monaco to open a bank account in the name of his dog Rosie and deposit £189k into it.

        Win percentage: 49.49

        Verdict: Quoted as saying: ‘Gareth Bale will be a world class left back mark my words’. Always someone else’s fault, always happy to claim credit for other’s work. Daniel Levy sacked him. ‘I didn’t see it coming’, he wailed. We did Harry, we did.


        The Sell: Ex-Chelsea failure is given a second chance in London. Despite the fact it appears he sounds like Google translate when he talks.

        The Reality: Humiliated Adebayor by making him stand on a box and apologise to the whole squad. (well, when you put it like that…) Lost the team, managed to alienate all his supporters at the Lane by slagging them off, and then blamed Baldini for his signings.

        Win percentage: 55%

        Verdict: Loved the way he described a 5-0 shellacking as an ‘expressive defeat’. Used far too many adjectives. Had a gravelly voice that grated. Far too hairy for a successful manager. Far too thin skinned for a man.

        Tim Sherwood. ‘Nuff said

        • YidinExile March 18, 2014 at 8:40 am

          Oi Gus, i was really looking forward to the Tim sherry one. Great read. From this I asusme that LVG will fall under the category of ‘Mysterious and unheralded continental manager brought into North London’. Well, it’s what it is really innit ?

          • Gus March 18, 2014 at 9:19 am

            Yup. With regards to Sherwood that nightmare has a few more weeks to run yet. But I can’t trust a guy that wears a puffy vest on game day

        • longrangesniper March 18, 2014 at 8:47 am

          AVB – Far too hairy for a successful manager

          Comedy Gold. I notice that Timmy has been sporting the George Michael rugged facials recently. No wonder we are on a bad run! 😆

  • YidinExile March 18, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Well now, good morrow Morning shift, let us not be outdone by those old geezers from the Night shift. we shall no commence proceedings with a fine if rather untimely press release form the DM:

    Whether this makes you happy or sad is besides the point, but IMHO, for us to start talking with players / agents is far to early, unless this is the Baldinigate yet again, we don’t even know for a certain who will manage the club next season. I do rememeber that HH posted LVG had indeed signed with us, and i oh so want to believe that, Tim is a goner for sure, but i suspect LVg will have better offers. Regardless, are we really going to tie up new players that our future manager might not want? have we learned nothing.

    Ceterum censeo ENIC delenda est

  • on the shelf in 84 March 18, 2014 at 2:22 am

    It was my birthday last week and her indoors gave me a Spurs shirt. I still have not had the heart to wear it. She asked me before the game on Sunday if I was going to wear it and I said no because I expected us to get soundly beaten and did not want that to be the memory of the first time I wore it. I don’t think I will have the confidence to put it on at all this season.

    • SPURIAN March 18, 2014 at 3:19 am

      wear it on the manor with pride mate N17 and N15 BIG tottenham (TWO POST CODES)

  • melcyid March 18, 2014 at 2:11 am

    Portugeezers Thursday then. 3 zip to us should put us back on track eh timmy.dont forget to bring on a 28 mill striker ten mins from the end.

    • longrangesniper March 18, 2014 at 2:17 am

      8 minutes. Timmy is a details man

  • Willie! March 18, 2014 at 2:06 am

    Van Gaal please. So let it be written, so let it be done.

    Any nutter with that hairdo, who drops trou in the locker room to show that, yes, he does have big enough balls to bench the prima donnas…sign him up!

    • gus March 18, 2014 at 5:56 am

      It doesn’t matter who we get in to manage. If Levy won’t stop meddling and undermining him he’s going to fail anyway

  • East Stand March 18, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Levy will get someone that won’t cost too much or kick up a fuss about the way the DOF spends the cash. That is the criteria, which narrows it down somewhat… That’s why I find the idea of an established name a bit shakey. Might be wrong but who can they get who’ll put up with all that? Oh yeah AVB and Sherwood…

    • daytripper March 18, 2014 at 1:59 am

      That is depressing to think about. All of us know the sad truth.

      To hit on other points, Jose had no EPL experience when he arrived here. Neither did Benitez. Or Wenger for that matter. The problem, again, is what proven manager (I would argue Juande certainly was not proven) will come to the Lane and be willing to bow before our director?

  • gus March 18, 2014 at 1:19 am

    We are such a train wreck, what world class manager would want us? We have had bad experiences with overseas managers with no EPL experience, someone floated the idea that if available the Spanish waiter would be a good manager for us. After his work with Chelsea I am starting to agree with the idea. Given the chance Levy will pick the wrong foreign manager. Benitez is probably happy in Italy so the idea is just that

  • melcyid March 18, 2014 at 1:17 am

    said at the beginning of the season he would cost us points and goals ,I have lost count

  • melcyid March 18, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Rose is **** to me now.

    • Hartley March 18, 2014 at 1:29 am

      A four star hotel?

      • East Stand March 18, 2014 at 1:55 am

        B&B more like…

  • Harry Hotspur March 18, 2014 at 1:13 am


    No. That’s “our man in pyjamas”

    Damn. You’re right.

    • melcyid March 18, 2014 at 1:15 am

      actually I am on the night shift, but too hot for pyjamas ,just sitting here in my pance with the web cam off.

      • longrangesniper March 18, 2014 at 1:29 am

        Web cam off? A likely story.

  • Sweetsman March 18, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Danny Rose hails Tim Sherwood:
    “He knows the club from the first-team down to the under-nines.”
    But, Danny, Tim said he didn’t know Capoue!
    Ah, from the mouths of babes and idiots…

  • Harry Hotspur March 18, 2014 at 1:08 am


    Someone needs to tell that fecker that we’re also an inner city project, get on it our man in the Bahamas.

    Our only man in the Bahamas is Melcyid.

    • longrangesniper March 18, 2014 at 1:12 am

      No. That’s “our man in pyjamas”

  • Harry Hotspur March 18, 2014 at 1:07 am


    To be fair Joe lewis through his Albany company here today donated $ 1 Mill to the inner city fund. I missed out on that though .Thats about the price of a Defoe goal when he was here,seems to be giving ronwols mob VFM though. already

    When are you guesting on HHH?

    • melcyid March 18, 2014 at 1:12 am

      Not set up on skype or whatever the latest fandango is .mixcloud or?

  • Harry Hotspur March 18, 2014 at 1:06 am


    Can he speak better English than Timmy?

    Leaf it aht.

  • melcyid March 18, 2014 at 12:57 am

    To be fair Joe lewis through his Albany company here today donated $ 1 Mill to the inner city fund. I missed out on that though .Thats about the price of a Defoe goal when he was here,seems to be giving ronwols mob VFM though. already

    • Hartley March 18, 2014 at 1:03 am

      Someone needs to tell that fecker that we’re also an inner city project, get on it our man in the Bahamas.

  • EdmontonLahdedah March 18, 2014 at 12:52 am

    I had a dish of Luciano Spaghetti in an Italian bistro in Scottsdale last week. It was very expensive, and left a bad taste in my underwear.

    • longrangesniper March 18, 2014 at 1:06 am

      I inherited a painting and a violin which turned out to be a Rembrandt and a Stradivarius. Unfortunately, Rembrandt made lousy violins and Stradivarius was a terrible painter.

  • melcyid March 18, 2014 at 12:48 am

    US spuds even quote Mr Micawber some times Mr Mcgoo

    • realfan? March 18, 2014 at 6:46 am

      MacGyver? He would sort us out in no time!

  • longrangesniper March 18, 2014 at 12:04 am

    This blog post is antipodeanist and I am going to tell on you to Peter Herbert.
    We are the morning shift. Say, we are the morning shift!

    • Hartley March 18, 2014 at 12:39 am

      Day or night, night or day. We are the moaning shift……and with good reason, we pays our dollar after all, even if it is just an emotional dollar with some, tis still payment…

      • longrangesniper March 18, 2014 at 12:41 am

        … and have you seen the value of the Dollar nowadays? It’s shocking

      • melcyid March 18, 2014 at 12:42 am

        Wise words MR Hartley,you must of contemplated that whilst trekking cross t moors

        • Hartley March 18, 2014 at 12:44 am

          I did… t’at, an all. 😉

          • longrangesniper March 18, 2014 at 12:46 am

            Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen [pounds] nineteen [shillings] and six [pence], result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.

            Effed up your winker there brutha 🙁

          • melcyid March 18, 2014 at 12:46 am

            Levy doesnt give us credit for how deep us Spurs fans really are.

            • longrangesniper March 18, 2014 at 12:47 am

              You want credit? Sure! Our rates are very competitive my boy

              • Hartley March 18, 2014 at 12:49 am

                Credit where credits Jew…
                They should have that statement up on the Paxton.

                • longrangesniper March 18, 2014 at 12:51 am

                  Replace “The game is about glory” with the entire quote

  • East Stand March 17, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Lets get rid of ENIC and bring back AVB as chairman, manager, DOF, messiah and undisputed spiritual leader…

    The football would be boring with no sign of taking the club forward but long words would be used. The job’s a goodun!!

    • longrangesniper March 18, 2014 at 12:06 am

      At least our win ratio would be better.

  • melcyid March 17, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    That word that the Pope used , you know that italian swear word

  • ronwol196061 March 17, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Do you think that Levy after dismissing Sherwood from the top job is going to lay it all on the line about what the intentions are (aI mean after hiring someone) So we,the new manager and him all hear the same thing at the same time what the commitment actually is and what the expectations are.

    • East Stand March 18, 2014 at 12:18 am

      No I don’t Ron but what we all hope for is that Levy & Co try not to fack it up again… Surely not?

  • Bobbles March 17, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Spalletti out!

  • Sean March 17, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    This will fit perfectly with the whisper that LVG is being considered to take over from Moyes in the summer.
    Spalletti rep strikes me like that the other great tactician Juande Ramos had. The words Fish, Out, and Water spring to mind if he comes here. Can we really endure this?

    So…. What are the chances Levy surprises us all and does an Abramovich with Mourinho and brings back a manager he sacked? AVB? Too soon. Jacques Santini? Maybe not. Has to be ‘Arry who will lure back Defoe from Toronto and convince Ledley to come out of retirement.

  • Dublin Yid March 17, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    I think Rafa Benitez should be our number 1 choice. He doesn’t suffer diva’s gladly, top pedigree in the EPL, a CL and Europa to boot. A tactician if ever there was one. He gets the job done it was just unfortunate how things ended up with the unwashed what with owners at each others throats etc. he would jump on it too. Pity it won’t happen tho.

  • notsohotspurs March 17, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Anyone else think we will be watching the world cup, hearing us being linked with all these wonderful foreign coaches. Only to end up with the fucker that no one else wants, or worse keep sherwood.

    The debate on euthanasia should include Spurs supporters.

  • caveman March 17, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Can he speak better English than Timmy?

    • Billy Legit March 17, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      Realfan’s little nipper can speak better English than Timmey.

  • daytripper March 17, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I intentionally avoided checking the web all day, hoping to log on now and see that Timmy was sacked, exactly the same way I found out about AVB’s departure.

    This news may be even better!!! Spalletti is a terrific tactician and a manager players want to play for. If he could really bring Hulk with him, that is a huge bonus. Spurs finally linked to a world class manager who would enjoy the challenge of turning this talented bunch into a perennial winner. Someone pinch me.

  • Lord Croker March 17, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    ‘Good evening night shift’ 🙂 🙂 I have to admit it yes. Spot on H.

    • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      We are the night machine.

  • Hartley March 17, 2014 at 10:43 pm


    • longrangesniper March 18, 2014 at 12:42 am