Former Tottenham Hotspur owner Lord Alan Sugar took to social media this week to mock ex-Spurs forward Ronnie Rosenthal for the lack of silverware he won.

Sugar bought Tottenham in 1991 and was he was largely unpopular with the Spurs fan base for the way he ran the club.

In his nine years as chairman, Tottenham did not finish in the top six in the league even once and won just one trophy – the 1999 League Cup.

The business magnate’s managerial appointments and recruitment policy left a lot to be desired as the Lilywhites languished in midtable mediocrity and occasionally even flirted with relegation.

Sugar was the man who brought Rosenthal to Tottenham in 1994 and the Israeli international struggled during his three seasons at White Hart Lane, scoring just four goals in 88 appearances.

Curiously, the former Tottenham chairman decided to take to social media to mock Rosenthal for his lack of trophies compared to Arsenal legend Tony Adams.

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Not only is Sugar’s attempted joke completely unfunny but it is actually inaccurate considering Rosenthal actually won a league title and a community shield with Liverpool, the Belgian league with Club Brugge and two Israeli league titles with Maccabi Haifa.

However, Sugar’s sense of humour is still magnitudes of times better than his ability to run a football club. The ‘ENIC out’ brigade should spend time looking into how poor a position we were in during the 1990s both on and off the pitch.

If social media had existed during that time, Sugar would have likely been hounded out of the club in a couple of years.

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