It nearly happened last year, with Tottenham Hotspur playing some of the most attractive and dominating football in the Premier League under Harry Redknapp last season. But with the first-team being all but completely burnt-out by the business end of the season, Spurs found themselves in fourth place, and due to Chelsea’s Champions League win were pipped at the post for a European spot by local rivals Arsenal.

The sacking of Harry Redknapp, whose reign at White Hart Lane had been considered a success by most, was justified by the need for a manager who could take Tottenham to the next level. That manager was Andre-Villas Boas, who is doing a good job in chasing down his former employers Chelsea for third spot.

But if the North Londoners are truly gunning for a title challenge, there are still several issues that need addressing. Here’s five of them, in no particular order, that would help Spurs become a competitive force alongside the likes of Manchester United and Manchester city, giving them a chance at the title.

Click on AVB to check out the five things Tottenham Hotspur have to do to mount a serious title challenge