It’s been a good year for Tottenham supporters, very good in fact since the dismissal of the ‘tactical genius’ that is Tim Sherwood. The Spurs squad for the current season and the one from Sherwood’s season are poles apart. The staggering squad overhaul without losing significant quality can be attributed to the great work done by ex-Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino.
When the Argentine took over the club, the first-team squad was an unmitigated disaster recovering from Sherwood’s ‘let’s ‘ave a go at ‘em’ tactics. The club, as is historically expected, seemed directionless and floating towards mid-table obscurity. The money they obtained from the Bale transfer was squandered on flavor of the month players and often, it seemed, targets were picked out while playing FIFA.
So as the Argentine took over the job, he faced a significant rebuild and also to challenge for top 4 while having to contend with Daniel Levy. It seemed an entirely impossible task and yet one he has performed admirably and created a squad that with just a couple more additions could legitimately challenge at the top of the table.
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