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Discussion in 'Tottenham Hotspur' started by bigsmithy9, Apr 19, 2021.
What memories will you have of his stay at Spurs?
I will remember my horror and disbelief the day he was appointed after Poch was sacked in the middle of the night like some common thief.
The horror and disbelief has never lifted tbh, so that will be my enduring memory of our worst managerial appointment since Christian Gross.
My main memory will be that I ceased to be the grumpiest git on this site when he joined
The Amazon documentary. Thanks to that, he is immortalised forever in our history.
I will have one or two fonder memories. The ‘intelligent ****s’ moment is iconic and smashing United at Old Trafford is not something I will forget in a hurry. That, and the win against Chelsea this season in the LC on pens, are probably what I will remember of Jose if I’m feeling charitable.
Other than that, there’s a lot of misery and frustration. He correctly identified IMO that the attitude of too many at the club, both institutionally and with the players, was not that of people used to winning. And that they weren’t mentally strong enough in some ways. We had all seen that to be the case over the years. But he went about rectifying that in a blunt, outdated way that just totally flopped. Some hard truths were told along the way but he never seemed to balance the carrot with the stick, at least with the majority of the players. Eventually, to nobody’s surprise, he lost the squad, and that combined with his increasingly baffling and awful tactical decisions is what has lost him his job.
He is far from the only one to blame for the situation we now find ourselves in, but he has to take his share.
Fury at him being appointed, muted happiness at him leaving. The inbetween was purgatory(not helped by covid tbf).
Some of his stuff in the Amazon doc was great.
Him and Sacramento’s ‘Batman and Robin’ against City will never be forgotten. The way they moved in tandem was brilliant.
Debut win away at West Ham - our first away win in god knows how long. Beat City two out of three times, beat Arsenal two out of three times. Annihilation of Utd at Old Trafford.
It wasn’t all terrible but the good stuff was too few and far between, unfortunately.
The fact I got to post a 2020 meme twice in the same day on this board
Where is the money coming from to pay off Jose.....and there are the,was it 5?,coaches he brought in......and no CL money either!?
"Hello, Florentino, it's Daniel. Listen, I've just put a few of your Super League documents in the fax machine, and if you don't want me to send them out you might want to send £45m my way."
Good questions, Smithy.
One can only assume that we will be short of funds and if we fail to qualify for the Europa League, desperately short of funds this summer. We will be back to having to sell to buy and as the club with the biggest hole from match day income, it will hit us very hard.
It's going to make recruiting any manager who is in a job more difficult. We can only hope that Ryan Mason gets us a EL place and we get some overdue luck in the transfer market.
At least Mourinho's gone and whoever we bring in will have a fresh slate.
Which is why Levy may surprise us by not going for the obvious (read expensive) options.
I told you all this morning - Farke from Norwich.
Has developed Skippy
Knows the English game
Will be cheaper
A good manager who gets on with his squad.
I think it is now up to the players to get together,work together and break their necks trying to win and not bloody well sitting back hoping for the best. Come on Tottenham! Fingers out! Go for it!!!!
Levy probably has insurance to cover that. It probably only came into effect after Sunday.
Danny Rose's life has been insured for a surprisingly large amount
What about the fan? He'll need a lot of do ray me to be able to follow his team across Europe.It's not like he's going from London to (?) Liverpool etc.
According to some bitter ex-pro who is still upset that we sacked his father nine years ago, we're "clowns" for sacking the ubermensch now when it would have cost us £5m
Why do people listen to this bitter ex-pro who is still upset that we sacked his father nine years ago's punditry again?