We are given to believe that Antonio Conte was made fully aware of what the club can and can’t do when it comes to money and transfers. This may well prove to be true, but hat would have been prior to the Italian witnessing at first hand just how lamentable the Tottenham squad was. Surely, Conte didn’t believe that NS Mura would pull a Zagreb and beat his valiant boys in Europe’s third tier of football?
If Levy’s strategy is to ask a third manager to try and polish unmentionable items, opposed to spend some actual money, the odds of this latest episode at THFC is unlikely to end well.
Alasdair Gold is a rare font of inside information and disinformation; and we can all recall the time when he announced how immensely calm Hotspur Way was, just hours before Mauricio Pochettino was sacked. Then, of course, there was the time we were reassured that Mourinho’s replacement was en route and would be unveiled in 7 to 10 days, which turned out to be a period in excess of 70 days. So maybe, we ought to take comfort in the fact that the source in this instance is not always correct.