With Tottenham Hotspur pivoting from Mauricio Pochettino to what many felt was a potentially winning dinosaur, but with a short shelf life, in the shape of Jose Mourinho, plenty have questioned our direction in recent years.
Certainly since we then showed The less than Special One his P45 as form and spirits worsened after what started as a very promising 2020/21 campaign.
Ryan Mason has done a good job given the inexperience he came in with (7 games, 4 wins, 3 losses), but with all due respect to Mason, there’s no way he’s leading us into 2021/22 and that leaves a massive question to be answered, even before we look at the future of Harry Kane and others, and even strengthening the obvious weak spots we have in the side that sees us almost as perennial challengers – but never winners.
We’ve already been linked with departing Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo, Brighton’s Graham Potter, some old experienced heads who would again be short term and then largely unknown ‘next best things’ from the European game.
With what’s at stake (and let’s face it, this was never what Daniel Levy or Enic envisaged when the new stadium was up and running – let alone Covid issues), this is a massive point in our history for more than one reason.
Get it right and we might finally laugh, get it wrong and we see an exodus of our real talent and the pessimist inside me says we’re up a creek with no paddle.
Over to you Danny boy.