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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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