All too often the Manager takes the rap for the inept stewardship and tomfoolery of the upper hierarchy of a club. Daniel Levy is a fine example of this as is Malcolm Glazier. What about the saga unfolding at Southampton or even more strange at Leeds United?
Glazier has single handedly failed to invest in the Manchester United Squad so now poor David Moyes is left holding the crying baby. Okay they did pay out big money for Robin Van Persie and Juan Mata but they really need a proper overhaul. The midfield is uninspired and the defense old and knackered. Rooney has been great this season but he can’t do it alone. Don’t be surprised if Rooney doesn’t stay after this season. Ferguson knew time was running out and he produced a rabbit out of the hat winning the Premier title last year, bizarrely with Scholes as his aging assistant ! Levy has made faulted appointment after faulted appointment at the Lane. The stability down the road at Arseland has seen them show a consistency and fluidity on the pitch that Spurs simply don’t have.
Levy has made some truly momentous gaffes – Jacques Santini and Juande Ramos are the most obvious and bizarrely sacking Martin Jol and Harry Redknapp following what most would describe as successful tenures. The AVB saga was a farce ! Surely Levy would have strategised with his manager over the summer when making £110 million of purchases. Surely they had a plan. A plan cannot come to fruition in 3 months, not in football. ! So what happened ? Where did Levy and AVB agree in the Summer that then in December they now disagreed. Or is it that Franco Baldini put a spanner in the works buying on a different agenda to the Manager. Now we have Mr Sherwood and in fairness he has done okay but, and it is a big but, can he change games with tactical substitutions ? Brenden Rogers springs to mind – he does. AVB could not and paid the price. After watching Spurs abysmal showing at Hull yesterday where Tim Sherwood decided not to make any tactical substitutions whatsoever, I think the answer is no! Talk is of Michael Ladrup or Luis Van Gaal taking over in the summer… it wouldn’t surprise me at all – I just hope it is Michael Laudrup !
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