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Opinioned Analysis: Harry Hotspur’s Next Spurs Manager
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The Harry Hotspur blog will run us through the pick of the candidates from the current betting market, with the focus being upon the most plausible candidates, based upon each manager’s achievements and assessment of merit.

Kindly note, if more building is your bag, then this piece is likely to confound and frustrate in equal measure.

This analysis works on the premier that the Mauricio Pochettino era at Spurs is over.

As per this great video from talkSPORT’s Paul Hawksbee, there’s been an insufficient churn of players at Tottenham. It’s stale. It’s dull.

Poch has come extremely close to working miracles, but the Argentine’s epithet will read, “Close but no cigar – largely because he wasn’t backed properly”.

20/1 Julian Nagelsmann‘s name was thrown into the mixer recently, but the bookies aren’t buying it – nor am I.

The German’s long price (as far out as @20/1 in places) is uncompelling – indeed – Steven Gerrard and Gareth Southgate are both offered at shorter prices.

The 32-year old’s CV is packed with best endeavours, but no tangible achievements.

Perhaps in time he’ll land the hot seat at Southampton?

10/1 Massimiliano Allegri has been a name championed on social media by a good few. This gentleman has a comparatively solid CV.

Serie A (5): 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19

Coppa Italia (4): 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18

Supercoppa Italiana (2): 2015, 201

3/1 Carlo Ancelotti

Currently, Carlo is at war with Napoi, with the Daily Mail aggregating a Tuttosport rumour that AC Milan could step in to secure his services.

The one time Chelsea boss is arguably to robust a character to work under Daniel Levy’s tight controls. Another polite version is that Tottenham would be absolutely terrified of the 60-year-old.

Here’s ‘some’ of his CV:


Serie A: 1982–83

Coppa Italia: 1979–80, 1980–81, 1983–84, 1985–86


Serie A: 1987–88, 1991–92

Supercoppa Italiana: 1988

European Cup: 1988–89, 1989–90

European Super Cup: 1990

Intercontinental Cup: 1989


Serie A: 2003–04

Coppa Italia: 2002–03

Supercoppa Italiana: 2004

UEFA Champions League: 2002–03, 2006–07

UEFA Super Cup: 2003, 2007

FIFA Club World Cup: 2007


Premier League: 2009–10

FA Cup: 2009–10

FA Community Shield: 2009

Paris Saint-Germain

Ligue 1: 2012–13

Real Madrid

Copa del Rey: 2013–14

UEFA Champions League: 2013–14

UEFA Super Cup: 2014

FIFA Club World Cup: 2014

Bayern Munich

Bundesliga: 2016–17

DFL-Supercup: 2016, 2017

6/1 Brendan Rodgers

This is a name I’m struggling with. Won nothing at Liverpool, and nothing in English football to date unless you want to revisit Swansea City’s play-off success of 2011.

Rodgers had a ball winning silverware in Scotland, but then managing Celtic, there would have been some very tough questioning if he hadn’t.

Currently, Brendan is with Leicester City who, along with Chelsea and Manchester City are the only sides giving Liverpool a run for their money.

Why would the 46-year-old swap managing proven winners for perennial losers?

Jose Mourinho

7/4 The Special One

As per previous mentions of Mourinho on here, I’d like the Portuguese to come in as a caretaker, on a limited term deal.

Jose is inarguably a bad fit for Spurs on a conventional basis, much in the same way Ancelotti might be.

Too much money, too much authority required.

However, to get Tottenham back on an even keel, who could possibly bring as much, into such a tired dressing room?

The CV speaks for itself. He’s in the country. He’s available. What are you scared off? Are you scared of his CV?

Announce The Petulant One to cover us until the end of the season!


Premier League: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2014–15

FA Cup: 2006–07

Football League Cup: 2004–05, 2006–07, 2014–15

FA Community Shield: 2005

Serie A: 2008–09, 2009–10

Coppa Italia: 2009–10

Supercoppa Italiana: 2008

UEFA Champions League: 2009–10

Real Madrid

La Liga: 2011–12

Copa del Rey: 2010–11

Supercopa de España: 2012

Manchester United

EFL Cup: 2016–17

FA Community Shield: 2016

UEFA Europa League: 2016–17

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Limerick AL.
Limerick AL.
1 year ago

ENIC FC require a YES Man and not Jon Anderson I might add .

Fiona Johna
Fiona Johna
1 year ago

I think Brendan would be a good fit, but what about Jurgen the German

1 year ago

None of the above. Not anyone who has an ounce of self respect

1 year ago

A caretaker role could create more uncertainty. Mourinho won’t know whether hes coming or going would probably spend the remainder of the season answering questions about his future while the players attitudes could be indifferent if they think guy’s going to be gone in the summer anyway. I’m sure Mourinho would feel hes better than a caretaker role and would insist on a long-term deal. A caretaker agreement smacks of being on trial to earn a proper deal, I’m not sure a man with his CV does caretaker roles.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 year ago

I doubt Maureen would come on a caretaker manager’s role, and he won’t come on a long term contract because Levy won’t give him the funds. Allegi doesn’t speak English and although I would like Ancelloti, I agree as you stated, he is too big a character for the sycophants at Tottenham. Ten Haag could be a possibility, and then recruit their scouting team. Poch has been perfect for Levy but familiarity has bred contempt, and it’s all over between them. On another subject, Winks is playing further forward for England which is probably the right role for him as he is clearly not a holding defensive MF player.

John Greenwood
John Greenwood
1 year ago

Spurs most certainly need a new manager with fresh ideas and tactics.
Pochettino has failed so many players he really must go.
When a manager Connor keep the same side two games running he really is not someone whom the players can trust and believe in.
Mr Levy just get rid of Poch and pay our top players top wages otherwise you are not going to be respected.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
1 year ago
Reply to  John Greenwood

Poch hasn’t failed any players. More like enic and certain players are failing him.. Before levys two year neglect of the club, poch has been a pioneer of the english players. 15 of 30 england international debutants were from pochs pool. From saints and spurs the likes of lallana, clyne, shaw, rodriguez, lambert, kane, rose, dier, townsend, ryan mason etc all poch graduates… Im not a fan of excessive rotation either mate, also should always play the best when needed rather than favour competitions, and alot of manager decisions frustrate me, but the facts are poch is a great coach.. The problem isn’t poch it comes from the top.. Mr levy should sack himself. Players want out because he wont pay market rate wages. Im sure levy has loads of respect in the finance world, but when it comes to football how can we respect this man. Bale modric van der vaart kane and he leaves redknapp and poch short.. We should have won trophies this century

1 year ago

As has been pointed out by myself and others on this site,the task
facing him if he stays is just about unachievable.If you factor in the
three out of contract in the summer,the players he wants gone and the
necessary upgrades on the ones left that is a project that Levy will
never finance to the required level.
For me Poch must realise that
and now finds himself between a rock and a hard place,because the next
project is equally unattainable.He wouldn’t want to be here for another
five years with nothing to show for it and an equally unflattering
cv.The idea of Mourinho is fanciful at best as he would know he wouldn’t
be backed to his satisfaction.
Ten Hag is a good manager I am
sure,but he couldn’t match the expectations when he went to Bayern
Munich.I feel Levy would have similar patience or even less.The
advantage with him could be his ability to identify good youngsters that
wouldn’t dent Levy’s wallet too much.Perhaps he is a candidate.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
1 year ago

Spurs Ladies vs arse ladies 0-0 half time. Approx 30,000 in the crowd, and proper live DJ during pre match build up.

Or so I just read on the interweb.

1 year ago

Right this is messed up. Someone put a Play Station version of Serbia vs Ukraine on YouTube before the real match. I dunno why but I watched it. It ended 2-2 and Besiedan scored in the last minute of injury time to level for Ukraine. So the real match has just played…..2-2, identical match and the same damn player , Besiedan, scored the equaliser for Ukraine in the last minute of injury time. Utterly unreal, are they sticking this pre planed results in everyone’s faces cos that’s too much to be a coincidence?

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