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Spurs Pull The Plug On Gattuso Amid Revelation Of World Views Some Find Questionable
By Harry Hotspur -

David Ornstein of The Athletic believes Tottenham has pulled the plug on their ambitions to sign Gennaro Gattuso. As #NoToGattuso trended online, the despair and frustration of supporters reached a new low. The Metro ran an informative piece detailing some of the Italian’s thought crimes, which included the legitimacy of women in football, playing down a racist incident in 2012, and unsupportive remarks in respect of same-sex marriage in 2008.

For me, this alleged pursuit of a notoriously ‘fiery’ individual didn’t make any sense whatsoever. Who in their right mind would want Gattuso associated with their brand? The man has had 12 clubs, won one cup, and only stayed at any side for more than one year on three occasions.

For Daniel Levy, the Spurs CEO can clasp his hands and lay on a forced smile all he wants about ‘protecting the club’ but his actions do not match his words.

Today marks the passing of Tottenham’s second month without a coach, which for a club with pretensions way above and beyond most people’s perceptions tells you all you need to know. Nobody is in a hurry to take this job and, and nobody could blame them.

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Ian
Ian
1 month ago

Who is next on the list ? Smacking of desperation now

more delay good players being picked up elsewhere just look at Leicester quietly doing their business

eddie
eddie
1 month ago

I haven’t posted for a couple of days,because I’m speachless about this whole circus.To even give Gattuso a passing glance shows just how clueless Levy is.

Anyone who knows anything about football knows he would be a disaster,particularly with his previous with Spurs.He is the Italian Joey Barton.

I think the ENIC PR machine quickly realised the opposition to that idea and Levy has had to eat sh*t yet again.The man has no scruples and even Lewis must be looking to pull the trigger.Let’s hope so.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago

Gattuso’s a head case like Paulo di Canio, isn’t he? Mind you, he has won a trophy rather more recently than we have! Anyway, seems like his views on various subjects is ruling him out, anyway.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 month ago

It’s seeming that this patsy Patrici only has half a clue about Italian football. This is a mess.

Last edited 1 month ago by Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 month ago

Hahahah! Typical “modern” football fans. I knew there would be some crap like this. They didn’t want him in cos he’s a joke appointment, a manager who has done nothing and is way below the standard of appointment this club should be going for, especially after the ENIC con job of demolishing our home to “compete”….they didn’t want him cos he said some bad words about wadies and wace 😭(being from Calabria Gattuso probably has African heritage) . Whatever you may think of his comments on anything, this fawning and constant protest attempting to prevent people earning a living on things they have said once is as pitiful as it is dangerous. It’s his opinion and he can have his opinion. Is he going to bring footballing success to the team on the pitch is the question. No is the likely answer. All this other stuff is more posturing and over virtuous nonsense and frankly irrelevant.

Last edited 1 month ago by Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 month ago

As for the term “unsupportive remarks” $@@%!!? That is terrifying. If you’re not 100% behind a certain sexuality issue it’s curtains?! Not even railing against it, just being “unsupportive”. Hitler’s probably chuckling to himself…

coys1882
coys1882
1 month ago

Behold the cultural Marxist mind control cult of political correctness and its Nazi outgrowth ‘cancel culture’. A collectivist mental illness, mostly affecting left-wing sheep, such as university professors, Guardian readers, BBC employees and most of the civil service! Unfortunately highly contagious among gullible university students incapable of thinking for themselves. No known vaccine!

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago
Reply to  coys1882

Unfortunately, NO.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 month ago
Reply to  coys1882

Yes. A steady decline into madness. Nobody’s safe from the slings and arrows…

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 month ago

*they didn’t not want him in

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago

These are desperate times. My suspicion is that Levy will want Poch back, because he’s now finally realised (because he doesn’t understand football) what value for money he was getting in relation to net spend and raking in the Champions League telly money.

The rebuilding of this neglected squad has been needed for over three years, I don’t see Levy sanctioning the rebuilding anything unless it’s under the sort of spending restrictions Poch worked under for five seasons. My theory is that Levy wants a stop gap, someone to coach for the next year to 18 months at the very least/most.

That’s why we now cannot attract anyone decent, even the likes of Parker or Potter are trying to build their managerial reputations, not damage them by getting involved in the chaos at Spurs. We are getting linked to the dregs of Europe’s football management like Gatusso because the job attracts nobody else.

If it was Levy and this is a stop gap appointment, I’d go for an older sage, someone who will be philosophical about the situation but also carry great experience and decent man management qualities. It’s a complete mess…

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

Someone like van Gaal even, I dunno…

Ahmed
Ahmed
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

Or harry!!

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

In the money bags premier league we haven’t been able to get naming rights for the white elephant and now we’re searching among the dregs for our next manager. It is quite astounding how that clown, Levy survives; the man is a complete berk.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago

Collapsed being the most pertinent word here. Spurs reputation? Collapsed. Chances for the coming seasons,(not season, seasons!)? Collapsed. Levy’s reputation? Collapsed. Supporters faith in the club? Collapsed. I would laugh yet have pity were it another club. But the TV money and massive profits will keep the agony going, Just like the supporters with any sense. The only way to fill in this massive sinkhole is a charismatic, inspiration of a manager who is allowed to do it his way. Levy just cannot see beyond his huge ego. You do not have it son. Sugar’s buy cheap, sell dear philosophy does not make one a genius. It is just greed following market forces. Tragic.

Last edited 1 month ago by Markspur
James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 month ago

Alasdair Gold, Gattuso was Paratici’s first choice as manager.

What say you now Alasdair?

What do you think of the Tottenham press office feeding you this stuff and you going public with it?

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Oooh, that is actually a given so a tad harsh on you demeaning a cabbage, albeit inadvertently.

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
1 month ago

Not just Alasdair Gold though but most of the UK press have spewed out their ‘Hans Christian Andersen-a-like’ nonsense which sadly, so many actually do believe all they read!?

Spanky The Wonder Giraffe
Spanky The Wonder Giraffe
1 month ago

This is utterly depressing. I need to go and watch cat videos.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago

ENIC – “send in the clowns”.

Limerick AL.
Limerick AL.
1 month ago

As time goes by Daniel more and more has left the Managers Door ajar.Alfie Noakes your time has come. 🤔❤️🤔

SimonSpur
SimonSpur
1 month ago

His past comments I don’t care for. It’s his ability as a coach that concerned me more. I couldn’t have seen it working out. Big Sam is currently waiting by the phone.

Notontheshelf
Notontheshelf
1 month ago
Reply to  SimonSpur

But big Sam only has experience of working at relegation-threatened clubs.
Hold on….

England Mike
England Mike
1 month ago

As previously stated, Levy is a desperate man making desperate decisions, he keeps digging and the hole is getting bigger and bigger.
Also any potential suitors must be looking at the mess and thinking, this is one to avoid, how in an interview could Levy explain his way out of such an embarrassing situation.
We should have got Potter in and at least the club would have got some stability and began preparations for the season ahead, but instead it finds itself in a truly humiliating situation with no end in sight.

John
John
1 month ago
Reply to  England Mike

Potter? I think you’ve missed the point he has a long contract.

England Mike
England Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  John

Contracts mean what exactly ?
It’s Brighton not RM.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  England Mike

Potter,??.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

Not Graham… But Harry…. Because he’s magic you know..

England Mike
England Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

Who then because the list is getting shorter and shorter ?

Jimmyg
Jimmyg
1 month ago

I think Kanes inevitable exit this summer combined with the destruction of what little morale was left in a very average and aging squad genuinely creates the risk of a relegation battle next season. Big Sam would be my pick. He has experience in digging teams out of the gutter which is where we are headed at lightning speed. Would he take the job is the question. DL has destroyed our club and no one of any true quality wants to work with him, fact.

Matt
Matt
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmyg

Big Sam are you taking the p*ss mate??

John
John
1 month ago
Reply to  Matt

Thats how many more should be reacting to some of the foreign managers we are being linked with but because they have exotic names…

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmyg

Former Spur, Paul Stewart fears a relegation dog fight. Quite possible.

Paddio
Paddio
1 month ago

And the THST are implying it was because of them .

coys1882
coys1882
1 month ago

It reminds me of that old children’s party game “pin the tail on the donkey” with a blindfolded Levy making incoherent stabs in the dark at trying to insert a manager onto the Spurs organisational chart!

However, all joking aside, the staggering executive incompetence of our dithering supremo, making one PR gaffe after another, is now irretrievably dragging the name of the club through the mud.

What corporate sponsor in their right mind would want to shell out a quarter of a billion quid for the naming rights to a stadium housing this kind of farce?

If Levy was a racehorse he would have been put down by now and consigned to the glue factory! Surely Lewis must have a breaking point and could put him on gardening leave, at his Patagonian estate?!

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago
Reply to  coys1882

Good stuff, coys 1882.

snitz
snitz
1 month ago

Would not be my choice, but in the circumstances and for a safe pair of hands I would get Benitez in to steady things down

Knows the prem, has managed in Europe and is not so controversial

Chris K
Chris K
1 month ago
Reply to  snitz

At this point, whoever comes in, is boarding a sinking ship. It will be the start of the season and the manager(if we have one by then) would not have had the summer to identify targets and get the team to gel etc etc etc

coys1882
coys1882
1 month ago
Reply to  snitz

I agree, a much better choice than some of the other candidates we’ve been connected with, including Martinez. At least he has some title winning credibility, some genuine accomplishments in the game and commands respect. A safe choice I would have thought and I don’t understand why he appears to have been ignored.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago
Reply to  coys1882

Not his greatest fan, but he may well be the sensible option available to us. He coped pretty well in that other footballing lunatic asylum at Newcastle.

John
John
1 month ago
Reply to  snitz

Although I did feel Benitez is a bit past it he is looking appealing now but I’m not sure we would meet his demands with what we have see so far

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago

My monies on Ryan Mason getting the chalice.

Hes cheap and will do as he’s told … Perfect Patsy

Dusty
Dusty
1 month ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

I think that you are probably correct in your assessment…..Levy has probably had this in his head all the time and all the other bullshit of incoming managers was just a cover up….As someone indicated yesterday appoint RM and we could be relegation fodder>

Spanky The Wonder Giraffe
Spanky The Wonder Giraffe
1 month ago
Reply to  Dusty

There’s no “could” about it.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

What is wrong the Mason? At least a fresh face and an actual Spurs who care. He could not be worse than recycling the same old sticks.

Notontheshelf
Notontheshelf
1 month ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Best win percentage (57.14%) of all Spurs managers except Frank Bretell in1899. Admittedly only in 7 games though.

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
1 month ago

If Gattuso was a Paramilitaryici pick then I am questioning his judgement straight away. Is this his masterplan or has he discovered that when THFC’s number appears on anyone’s phone it is invariably ignored so he better sign the desperate and needy ? I am looking at this rationally, in that a ‘winning’ manager will not want anything to do with us, as Conte demonstrated when he would have been told to polish Dier and Winks (2 ex-England internationals) back in to England internationals! As a result we have to go in a different direction, but Gattuso? Really? it is apparent though that our ship has a broken rudder, no engine and we are heading for a massive ice berg (despite global warning) and we will end up swimming with the fishes before too long. Whatever happens it is beyond a joke, it is embarrassing and bewildering.

I will maintain that Mourinho brought the headlines and a lot of good PR for Levy and Spurs, but it was never going to work with the squad he inherited and the players that were brought in. No way were Bergwijn, Doherty, Vinicius, Fernandes and even Bale Jose’s choice of player. Levy spent money, but as always, he spent it in the Bargain Basement for Premier League Clubs hoping he would find a gem. If we had a quality squad we would

Parafinici has resorted to scrambling round Serie A for anyone willing to have a job. I would love to know what he and Levy thought made Gattuso a good fit for us, and just because he won the Coppa Italia doesn’t make him a great manager.

I think we should play The Eagles ‘Desperado’ on the PA system as you walk in to the yet to be named entertainment centre.

chrism090861
chrism090861
1 month ago

How in gods name are we supposed to be getting ready for next season, never mind getting a manager in, but that manager has to bed in new players (If Levy has any intention of buying any), get a system in place etc etc…. I have a suggestion to end the madness, feel free to shoot me down, but bring in someone like Harry Redknapp for a season, steady the ship, get the team playing, have mason and Ledders working under him, he knows the club, he did really well last time, i know it sounds mad, but surely not any worse than the total incompetence and madness surrounding us at the moment. that would then give us a year to properly scout a new manager, not some kneejerk reaction who is only going to get sacked before Xmas. We are a complete laughing stock….

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago
Reply to  chrism090861

Mason and Ledders aren’t good enough. King is the defence coach – our defence is a shambles. What gives him the right to continue to be defensive coach based solely on his admittedly glittering career?

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
1 month ago

Popular misconception but Ledley was NOT the defence coach (he hasn’t/hadn’t even taken his UEFA badges), he was ‘tactical analyst’ working with assistant manager Joao Sacramento.

Chris K
Chris K
1 month ago

Is there a way you could make a video with a recap of whats happened so far. Preferably to the back drop of the Benny Hill theme song playing.?

But in all seriousness, us fans really need to up our game if we gonna force some kind of change. We can complain about Man Utd fans being glory hunters but the true fans started causing issues to the board where it hurt the most, their pocket.

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris K

I suggested that on a post yesterday- ‘Yakkety Sax’

You’re right, some Manchester United fans did start boycotting matches, etc BUT their attendance figures are still 75k season upon season for past 10+ years & they have NOT lost any revenue that way.
As many supporters who refuse to now go, they’ll alway’s be others to take their place & as I’ve said before, all club chairman know they’ll sell the tickets, if not to true supporters, to ‘the prawn sandwich brigade’ (as Roy Keane called them), or tourists, etc & wouldn’t give a ‘flying fourpenny one’ about boycotters.

snitz
snitz
1 month ago

I thought I had seen it all, and at times I have backed the club against my better judgement,

BUT THIS IS BEYOND A JOKE, I DID NOT RENEW MY SEASON TICKET BASED ON THE DECISIONS BEING MADE OR SHOULD I SAY NOT BEING MADE,

I must say how was Gattuso ever going to be a fit at Spurs is beyond me
he is completely nuts

Nikhil
Nikhil
1 month ago

I think the tax rumor is nonsense, spurs threw Paulo Fonseca aways because they found what they thought to be a better option. I doubt now that we could have any sort of reconciliation with Fonseca. So where does that leave us? At this point I’d even take Parker or Eddie Howe.

Suffolk Spur
Suffolk Spur
1 month ago
Reply to  Nikhil

Or Potter.

coys1882
coys1882
1 month ago
Reply to  Suffolk Spur

At this point I’d take Harry Potter!

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
1 month ago
Reply to  coys1882

I’d take Brian Potter from Phoenix Nights

Nikhil
Nikhil
1 month ago
Reply to  Suffolk Spur

Good luck with that, Potter will not want the spurs job.

John
John
1 month ago
Reply to  Suffolk Spur

Potter isn’t comparable he’s got a massive contract…hence why we are in the position we are scrabbling around after free managers.

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