Simon Jordan has suggested that Tottenham Hotspur should have considered appointing Aston Villa boss Unai Emery.
After weeks of speculation on the Tottenham and Chelsea managerial vacancies, it seems like the two clubs have now settled on their top targets.
Reports indicate that the Blues are now close to hiring former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino (Fabrizio Romano) while Tottenham are seemingly doing their best to convince Julian Nagelsmann to take over from Antonio Conte.
The Independent reported earlier this week that Spurs will do their utmost to persuade the German, who is thought to be demanding a final say on transfer decisions in order to take the job.
The report added that in case Tottenham fail with their pursuit of Nagelsmann, they are expected to turn their attention to Feyenoord boss Arne Slot.
However, Jordan has now suggested that Spurs might have perhaps missed a trick by not appointing Emery, given the success that the Spaniard has had at Villa Park.
He told talkSPORT on 24 April, 10 am: “Maybe Tottenham should have been looking at Unai Emery. But then it’s difficult to employ Unai Emery because who did he work for last in England?”
Jordan also spoke about the success that Daniel Levy has achieved in the business side of things and his failure to translate that into on-pitch success.
He added: “Daniel could do better than should do better. After 22 years, the only thing you can point to is the economic success of the football club. You’re going to fall foul of certain sections of the fanbase who want to see things won.
“You can’t decry (their financial success). Because when Daniel took over, that football club was in financial trouble. In a situation where they had no economic viability.
“Now, they’ve got that but no (trophies). What you want is both. So he goes after ‘trophy managers’. He goes after (Jose) Mourinho at the wrong time in Mourinho’s career.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Every single Tottenham fan wants to see us win trophies but it is ridiculous to suggest that only winning silverware is considered on-field success.
The last time we won a trophy (League Cup in 2008), we finished in eleventh place in the table and the manager who won that trophy, Juande Ramos, is certainly not remembered fondly by the fan base.
Helping establish Tottenham as part of the ‘big six’ and ensuring that we qualify for Europe on a regular basis, is a stunning success when one considers how poor a side we were before ENIC took over the club.
However, there is no doubt that the ownership has failed to take the final step towards winning silverware over the last five to six years and they deserve criticism for the way some of their decisions have backfired.
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