I think it is fair to say Levy hasn’t got the man he wanted, probably Nagelsmann. With no shortage of managers to pick though I just ask why would anyone come to us? Mourinho had apparently £15m reasons, but would Conte, Zidane, Sarir, Rodgers, or any of the international managers preparing for the Euros want our poisoned chalice? I am not convinced.
Unless Levy changes his MO our next patsy will receive a shed load in wages and severance payments but have the black x against his name.
Our squad is not good enough to offer an incoming manager any hope of success, therefore is a Graham Potter a better bet? He is a good coach, has played great, entertaining football, but his overall results have been poor. This is Brighton though, but like Southampton under Poch. Would he do better with a mismatched bunch of prima donnas because there appears little evidence of cohesion present? Why would Potter want to come to us?
Spurs are stuck between a rock and a hard place. I can’t see a good coach improving us that much, not even Bielsa. Levy will not be giving anyone £150m, unless our best player leaves, so where are we headed? We appear rudderless, waiting for something magical to happen (and the ESL is not happening at the moment). Our plan used to be to buy quality young players, steadily improve as a team, sell them and repeat. Not anymore, unless Jack Clark, the wrong Sessegnon brother, and Bergwijn are anything to go by. Even Ndombele and Lo Celso are turning into very expensive non-entities.
There are many successful football models to follow, but Chelsea seem to hit the nail on the head more often than not. Having good players in the squad is the be-all and end-all. Good managers can work with good players, simples! If it doesn’t work out, get another manager, but keep buying quality. Results will come. Lampard was allowed to buy Mendy despite having spent a world-record fee on Kepa. That is called being brave and not settling for second best. Would Levy ever do this for Tanguy, a player who had a worse first season than Kepa?
Would Chelsea have let Aurier fester as their only decent right back? I loathe Chelsea but admire how Roman goes about his business, and he would not be over 40 days in without a plan. I dare say they know who will replace Tuchel.