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If this is in anyway directed at me due to a recent response to one of your posts LTS can I please just state this for the record?
I am 100% behind AVB and the team. I think he is obviously is great coach given what he has achieved for Porto and he is still learning. What I am skeptical about is Levy and the board - I know that there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes which we do not know about, but I often find that there's a reluctance to strengthen our squad when we need to for short term gains such as securing a champions league spot at the end of the season, which can surely only help our long term strategy (which you alluded to in that post?)
You yourself mentioned Harry failed to get us in the champions league 2 years in a row, and maybe that's because he lacks the top level management experience (balancing CL with PL) or maybe it's because Levy didn't invest enough over those two seasons in the areas we needed? Most likely a combination of the two.
I'm not whingeing, I've been supporting Spurs long enough to know we don't have it too bad at the moment, but that doesn't mean we (as fans) shouldn't be expecting us to aim higher, win trophies, get established etc. - and not have to wait another 5-10 years for it. Our time is now, with the players we've had, but we risk losing our best players if we fail to get CL football and then we're having to rebuild again.
No Glenn it's not aimed at anybody in particular, I'm just fed up with the relentless amount of biased press about the man and the fact that a lot of Spurs fans seem to believe it all. There are so many on all sites that just slate the man for, IMHO, no real reason.
He has the highest win rate of Spurs managers since I don't know when, probably the 60s. Yes I agree we are not playing with the dash and verve that we saw under our last manager but it's, as people keep saying, a results business and I feel he is getting results DESPITE being new to PL football, all the injuries to the squad, lack of top strikers, loss of key starmen from last season, etc. As he is new he will obviously make mistakes, I just hope he learns from them! I think he has already learnt from his Dawson for sale mistake.
Only time will tell whether he is really great or just good or even crap but he deserves that time (at least a couple of seasons) to prove himself one way or the other. Could do with more help from the board if, big IF, the right players come along and we can afford them.Not just signing on but wages wise too.