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Are Tottenham more vulnerable now than they’ve ever been?

Date: 8th January 2014 at 1:03pm
Written by Christy Malyan

It  amazes me just how often Premier League chairmen opt for hiring a manager that directly contrasts in every manner to the one they've just swiftly relinquished from their respective dugouts. Back in 2007, Roman Abramovich replaced anti-football extraordinare Jose Mourinho with Brazil boss Philippe Scolari. Just this summer, Roberto Mancini's mafioso style and Italian tactics were swapped for La Liga's coy in public yet adventurous in philosophy Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City, and Everton chose free-footballing Roberto Martinez to carry the Goodison mantle from the Manchester United-bound David Moyes, a manager who has always favoured winning the ball high up the pitch rather than messing around with it in your own six yard box. Some transitions are successful, others not, and now it's time to examine Tottenham's sudden overhaul, and whether new boss Tim Sherwood is taking the club in the right direction or pushing them towards tactical naivety. The former Spurs midfielder, now in the dugout, a member of the old Villas-Boas regime but clearly one with some different ideas. A man who, unlike his predecessor, appears to actually enjoy communication and interaction with other human beings. More than anything else, regardless of drubbings to Manchester City away and Liverpool at home, it was the Lilywhites' inability to score goals under the Portuguese that proved to be his undoing. Enter Sherwood's philosophical backlash; since the ex-England man took  the managerial helm, mercurial striker Emmanuel Adebayor has ... Read More


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