If Daniel Levy is the ardent Spurs fan he claims to be then he should make way for fresh thinking in the White Hart Lane boardroom, instead of going down the route of sacking yet another manager.
That seems unlikely any time soon going by bwin.com’s 2/5 that Levy will still be the Lilywhites’ supreme being by the end of next summer’s transfer window, with 17/10 saying he goes before then.
The more likely scenario, according to the boys in black and gold, is the departure of current coach Mauricio Pochettino, who’s priced up at 1/2 to clear his desk before the start of June 2015, having only been in the Spurs hotseat since the end of May.
Such a sequence of events would only further diminish the north Londoners’ standing in football, as it would signal the ninth managerial casualty in 13 years under Levy, with each of the previous eight leaving the club in a similarly sorry state to which they found it (apart from Harry Redknapp, of course).
Despite being able to boast of a solitary League Cup success during his tenure so far at the club, plus a single season in the Champions League, Levy has seemingly held on to power thanks to his magic touch in the transfer market.
Spurs rarely make losses on players and often cadge surprisingly large fees out of other clubs; recouping all of the £5.5m they paid Manchester City for Vedran Corluka in 2008 when selling him to Lokomotiv Moscow four years later is a particularly startling example of what Levy does well.
However, this season the elephant in the boardroom, and the dressing room according to recent reports, revolves around the squandered £85m received from Real Madrid for Gareth Bale, whose performances for the Spanish giants suggest he was worth every penny.
Were they on the market today, Spurs wouldn’t get anywhere near the £70m-plus they paid for disappointing foursome Paulinho, Etienne Capoue, Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela, while Christian Eriksen’s recent performances suggest he wasn’t such a bargain at £11m after all.
Recent reports indicate that members of the playing staff are contemplating open revolt and fear for their footballing futures under the Lilywhites chairman.
At least one popular media source claims some Spurs players believe they will be priced out of a move away by the 52-year-old, and are discussing ‘the bigger picture’ amongst themselves. Such reports should scare the life out of Levy.