Sometimes pundits can take the biscuit as they desperately try to say something relevant or at least controversial to stay in the game in a saturated media market, but former professional football Danny Mills may have broken the mould this week when it comes to bizarre claims.
He feels Tottenham Hotspur’s failure so far to announce a signing is purely down to the uncertainty surrounding manager Mauricio Pochettino and his potential future at White Hart Lane.
It couldn’t possibly be due to the fact that barely a handful of deals have actually physically gone through so far, nor could it be Spurs wouldn’t know their true position or total finances until after the Champions League Final at the beginning of the month – and the subsequent follow-through from that when it came to the futures of our existing players.
Given the rumour mill has us making bids and tabling our interest in numerous players, it can’t even be that selling clubs haven’t yet agreed to sell.
It has to be Pochettino’s future.
“Of course, all transfers will be up in the air. Players want to sign because they want to play for Pochettino. If they are unsure if he is still the manager, a lot of players won’t sign. Tottenham will not pay the wages of the elite clubs. It will matter massively who the manager and coaching staff is.”
Yes, the manager counts, but it’s not like Spurs offer the lowest wages in the league and across Europe is it. The ‘Elite’ and the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and others may be different, but everyone has a route and a pathway and we’re a better entry into the Premier League and those riches than a number of other clubs.
So this constant doing the club down is not only wrong, it completely misses the point.