Jack Pitt-Broke names boss out of four candidates ‘most likely’ to get Spurs job

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Tottenham Hotspur’s search for their next head coach should be clearer by the end of next week, according to journalist Jack Pitt-Brooke.
The North London club decided to part company with Jose Mourinho and his backroom staff towards the end of last month after the club found themselves in seventh place in the Premier League and having suffered a surprise exit in the Europa League at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb.
Pitt-Brooke believes that out of four rumoured candidates who are said to be in the running for the vacancy; Roberto Martinez, Erik ten Hag, Graham Potter and Ralf Rangnick, ten Hag is the most likely to get the job.
The 51-year-old signed a new one-year contract extension with Ajax at the end of April with ESPN claiming at the time that it ended the links with the role at the Premier League club.
Pitt-Brooke told the View from the Lane podcast (26:40): “I know ten Hag signed that new contract at Ajax a few weeks ago, but I think he’s probably the most likely out of these four to get the job”

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  1. The fact that Harry Kane wishes to leave is a sad indictment of the way that Spurs are being run. The only ambition that the club has shown is the ambition to make money. The stadium wasn’t built for the fans or the players but, to enable the owners to make more money. There is absolutely no ambition for the footballing side which should take precedence. There is a clue in that it is called a football club. They should rename it as ENIC Investment Vessel, that is more accurate. I hope that the fall out from the ESL farce will lead the Government to introduce new legislation that will stop stop the mega rich raping our game. At least Man City and Chelsea have owners that are interested in the football club and Leicester City should be model that we aspire to. As they say in Dragons Den “I’m Out “

    • The conundrum is how do you invest more if you don’t earn more money. Comparisons to Man City and Chelsea aren’t that indicative in that they are sportswashing arms and oligarch play-things (who also signed up for ESL). Leicester are having a wonderful moment, spurred on by the right manager at the right time. They’ve sold well and reinvested well. Their net spend is probably negligible. But they are also very much the exception to the rule. The clubs you mention are the ones who have set this grotesque standard; I cannot aspire to be more like them. I hate what they have done to football and if it wasn’t for them, a prudently run club like Spurs would actually have a regular shot at major honours, instead of being priced out. Instead, we need to find ways to compete with them, and that’s where the stadium will hopefully lead us.

  2. “Those clubs have set a grotesque standard.” You “hate what they have done to football.”

    Quite frankly, you are very conservative, old fashioned, and a serious hate for “change.” Those clubs have done nothing wrong, but to bring in huge revenue into football. They have helped with their money to broaden football appeal and the game more competitive. And you are here shedding unnecessary tears for your “poor” club.

    Embrace change…….it’s here to stay. You and your club should find a way to compete or crawl to a corner, quietly, wallow in your yesteryears’ dreams.


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