It has now been just over eight weeks since Tottenham sacked Antonio Conte to salvage their season.
It can be said that this move did not achieve the desired effect.
Hopes of Champions League qualification were dashed some time ago and Spurs now go into their final Premier League game of the season at Leeds with just a slight chance of qualifying for the Europa League qualifiers.
They need to do better than Aston Villa, who host Brighton, or they will miss out on European competition for the first time since 2009-10.
Conte’s departure hasn’t stopped the slide.Italian assistant Christian Stellini Only lasted four games, Axed after Newcastle’s crushing 6-1 defeat, chairman Daniel Levy described it as “completely unacceptable”.
Ryan Mason is in charge for the rest of the season but Tottenham have taken 12 points from 12 games since beating Chelsea on February 26.
they have no director of football to follow Fabio Paratici out because he was suspended for 30 months false accounting At the same time as Juventus sports director and general manager.
Arne Sloot has decided to stay in the Netherlands after leading Feyenoord to their first Eredivisie title since 2017.
So, what’s going on now?
Is it 2021 again?
Slaughter’s decision to stay at Feyenoord has worried Tottenham fans, some of whom are starting to worry about the kind of football that could end in 2021 with Nuno Espirito Santo unlucky. The protracted head coach search process ended with the appointment of .
Portuguese for four months, They have lost five of their last seven Premier League games.
That summer, Tottenham drew up a list of potential candidates, with Conte, Gattuso and Fonseca all under consideration.
So did beloved ex-manager Mauricio Pochettino, at least on that occasion, and Tottenham did investigate before finding out just how costly it would be to poach the Argentine from Paris Saint-Germain.
This time, they didn’t even try. Pochettino looks set to feature against Chelsea when Tottenham Hotspur next play.
Former Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann has been heavily linked with Tottenham’s job following Conte’s exit, but the club say they will not approach the German – and doubled down on that after a new link statement at the weekend position.
As for Sloat, while it would be tempting to think that Tottenham’s financial situation would be enough to encourage the 44-year-old to move to London, Feyenoord have a guaranteed place in the Champions League group stage. force.
Who else is there?
Well-informed sources say Tottenham remain interested in former Spain and Barcelona coach Luis Enrique, who has been out of work since resigning after the World Cup.
But there are other options.
Another former Spain manager, Julen Lopetegui, is uncertain at Wolves after finding Financial Fair Play restrictions will be a major hurdle in his summer squad-building plans.
Like Sloter, former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has been impressive in the Netherlands. The 46-year-old is now on the transfer market after leaving PSV Eindhoven after failing to agree a way forward.
Graham Potter built his reputation at Brighton and remains highly regarded despite a few months at Chelsea in an admittedly chaotic boss-inspired recruitment drive.
For a while, Brendan Rodgers was heavily linked with Tottenham Hotspur. He didn’t appear to be enjoying his time at Leicester long before he was sacked, and he does have his FA Cup run in the Kings era on his CV.
Celtic’s Ange Postecoglou has won back-to-back Scottish titles and is on the brink of a domestic treble. Given his progressive tactical approach, he must also be taken into account.
Expropriation in the Spotlight
Levy and eventual Tottenham Hotspur boss Ennick have received more negative reactions than ever this season.
Their home game ended last week with a win over Brentford, and even with the hosts fighting for their Premier League lives, few fans will travel to Leeds with hope of victory.
Then there’s Harry Kane.
The England captain has one year left on his contract and is once again attracting the attention of all of Europe’s top clubs, including Manchester United.
Faced with cashing in on the striker or risking losing him for nothing within 12 months, Levy hopes something positive will emerge to convince him to dedicate the remainder of his career to Spurs.
Finding a replacement for Slot is not difficult for the Spurs. Finding the right alternative is another issue entirely.
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