Levy’s recent managerial indecisions should be cause for concern

Tottenham Hotspur have been in the news since the end of the 2020 Premier League season, and this is due to their chase for the manager that would replace Jose Mourinho at the managerial helm ahead of next season.

Regardless, it should be noted that the Portuguese has moved on with Roma in Serie A and will be planning on exploits with the Stadio Olimpico outfit next season.

According to reports, this hasn’t been the case with Daniel Levy’s side as they continue their pursuit of a manager after starting and ending discussions with as many as three managers in the space of a few weeks.


Seeing how the reports are making rounds, If Spurs’ managerial choices were put up to attract bets, there would likely be lots of available options and a betting odds boost due to the indecision of the club on who would lead them next season. However, one can’t help but wonder why they didn’t stick with Mauricio Pochettino after just one season that didn’t go as planned, considering that he reached the final of the UEFA Champions League a season before.

That’s one funny decision by Levy and the Spurs hierarchy, and Pochettino has since moved on to bigger and better things with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.

Funny enough, reports emerged some weeks back that they were eyeing the Argentine and wanted him to return to Spurs as manager. However, PSG were not willing to let go of their man.

It can also be recalled that Spurs relieved Jose Mourinho of his managerial role at the club days before the league cup final against Manchester City at Wembley with Ryan Mason appointed to take charge until the end of the season.

For a club that has seen trophies elude them since 2008, it was a funny decision to let go of Jose Mourinho who is experienced at winning trophies for a novice in Ryan Mason to prosecute a cup final against Pep Guardiola.

Even if their season was effectively ended in their books, they should have allowed the Portuguese manager to prosecute the game. After all, the worst that could have happened was a loss, which was eventually the case with Ryan Mason.


Another strange decision was allowing Antonio Conte to leave the negotiation table although both parties were at each other’s throats on who first left the negotiation table. When reports of Spurs’ interest in Antonio Conte surfaced, folks were very impressed and thought that that the club’s trophy-drought days were over.

This is because the Italian manager has established himself as the man for the laurels and further proved this as his Inter Milan side ended Juventus’s dominance in Serie A. He also ended the Nerarurri’s 11-year wait for a league triumph. The same can be said of his days at Chelsea and Juventus.


However, it was not to be as both sides failed to agree and negotiations came to a close. Daniel Levy decided to go for former Roma coach Paulo Fonseca who was sacked and replaced by former Spurs boss Jose Mourinho.

A manager who couldn’t make it to the Champions League with Roma in Serie A would surely struggle to make the same spot with Spurs in a more competitive league like the Premier League where the supposedly smaller sides have recently been punching above their weight and occasionally displacing the traditional top four.


Regardless, negotiations broke down and the unlikeliest of names Gennaro Gattuso popped up as the next Spurs manager. I daresay that no one saw this coming although it’s no more news that discussions have ended.

Therefore, Daniel Levy’s indecision and funny choices on who would be the next manager at Tottenham Hotspur continue, and fans and critics alike will be watching to see how this suddenly strange quest continues.