It is official; David Moyes is Spurs new manager… OK, only kidding… or am I? Who knows what is going on in Mr Levy’s mind? All his pickings have never been given the chance to develop and just as quickly relieved of their position. So Moyes might fit in with Levy’s plans nicely.
One of the circumstances or is that criticisms of Moyes was that he didn’t appreciate the high standards that United had set over the years or even what the fans expected after years of continuous gold’s, gifts and trinkets. Well then he could be good for Spurs as Tottenham supporters have no such high expectations. In fact our threshold is quite low after years of abuse. United and Chelsea fans both protested at the sort of managers that was thrust upon them; knowing full well that they weren’t up to scratch. In the case of Chelsea we took their reject and gave him a job at Spurs and then sacked him within a year and a half of that job. And to add fuel to the fire we promoted an unexperienced kid to take over. Can you imagine one of the top 4 clubs appointing a novice as manager when the season isn’t half way over yet? Of course not, that would be silly. In the case of Giggs he was given the job until the end of the season as United can’t really go anywhere and they can’t sign a top manager beforehand because of the world cup. In our case we should have waited until the end of the season before making a judgement. A judgement that was worse than the one we already had.
I recently heard that because of Moyes’ sacking supporters rioted and demanded that he was reinstated. Among those that were arrested were Chelsea, Liverpool, City and Everton supporters. Midst the crush of angry fans was a man holding his cock and smiling. It was believed that the Cockerel holding supporter could have been Levy trying to get through to sign Moyes. But that just as well could have been an overenthusiastic man who was caught stroking his cockerel amongst the throng of wildly hysterical cavemen; you can never tell nowadays.
Anyway, back to United, Spurs and Moyes. It was touted that Netherlands coach Louis Van Gaal, Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp, Klinsmann etc were all plugged as the next manager to succeed Sherwood. Now they’ve been pushed into the direction of United (who have better prospects of actually winning something and getting a permanent top 4 spot), Spurs in the process has have been quickly forgotten. Whoever is left over will get the runners up prize of managing Spurs. Unless Chelsea, City or Arsenal sack their manager, thus pushing Spurs even further back into the dark reaches of the queue of talked about managers. We are always left with the shit and crumbs.
Levy has said that once we get a new stadium then we will be up there with the elite; i.e. more money to attracts better players and managers. If that is the case then how do we explain Roberto Martínez, who has taken Everton to a possible 4th spot with no money or at least not as much as Spurs reputedly have (and he came from relegated Wigan)? Under Moyes Everton only achieved 4th spot once and that was in 2004/5, after that they spend most of their time trying to avoid relegation. He has never won any silverware at any club, while Martinez, on the other hand, has made a dramatic impact on Everton in his first season. In Moyes’ first season as manager of the Red Devils he was removed because they were too far off the top 4 spot and probably won’t even get a Europa league position next season. A predictable start for a manager who has never won anything in his managerial career, and now has been put forward as the next failure to arrive at White Hart Lane to manage Spurs.
So yes it looks like a strong possibility we could get Moyes as our next manager, who would be going cheap and is available to manage Spurs underachievers. Moyes is in the George Graham mould, which should please the supporters no end. But saying that when appointing Sherwood the noise was overwhelmingly quiet so I am sure if we appointed Moyes then that would be regarded as notch up from Sherwood by the Spurs supporters. We’ve become placid as fans over the years, with Spurs poor performances and poor signings (including managers). Not forgetting that when we do get a first class player or players our priority is not to build a team around them, but to see what we can get for them. Over the years we’ve sold some find players to clubs such as United, Real Madrid, Arsenal etc. And those fine players have gone on to win trophies and ended up in higher league positions with their new clubs. While we continue to struggle mid-table (or just above or below). No doubt when we do sign the next manager, whoever he (Moyes) maybe, we’ll be just like rabbits caught in the headlights and applaud politely. Then when that manager fails we shall do it all over again. At least we Spurs fans know the routine by now. Yes, our time in the Premier League has been bloody predictable. Neither here nor there. Just missing out on top honours, but too good to be relegated.
But never mind, I keep saying. There is another season next with another lot of hopes and disappointments. If we do get Moyles he will at least feel comfortable at Spurs. He won’t be managing United or another top four team but can slip his feet under the desk and do what he did for Everton while he was in charge (buggar all). At least we’ll have the new stadium to look forward while Spurs keep marching on to the sound of the ghosts of Bill Nicholson, Greaves, White, Mackay, Brown, Blanchflower etc crying in our ears.
Now let us all sing together “There is only one David Moyes, there is only one David Moyes,” while the Arsenal, City, United, Chelsea and Everton sing back in harmony “Thank feck for that”.
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