columnist Rob Facey believes that Damien Comolli certainly knows
how to wind up the Spurs fans after claiming that he is responsible for the
recent Spurs turnaround.
Damien Comolli has further endeared himself to the White
Hart Lane faithful by insisting that he did a "great" job at Spurs.
The controversial Sporting Director was seen by many as
the main reason Spurs find themselves in the mire in the Premier League, but
Comolli, who is now working at St Etienne in France, claims that the recent
turnaround at the club is due to his hard work.
"My time at Tottenham
went exceptionally well," Comolli said, as reported in The Sun.
"I took a lot of
pleasure in what I achieved. I think Tottenham was rated as the 11th biggest
club in the world – it was extraordinary.
"With me, we qualified for Europe three times,
which hadn't happened at the club for I don't know how long.
"We also won a
trophy, beating Chelsea and Arsenal on the way to winning it.
"The current results
are showing what I did for Tottenham."
So, rather than singing Redknapp's name, should Spurs fans
be thanking Comolli for the grand job he did? Did Comolli really do a good job
at Spurs? I can think of a few thousand who would disagree.
He was hailed as the best thing since sliced bread when he
arrived in 2005 and once again when he managed to snare Juande Ramos, so are
fans being hasty and short-sighted in their depreciation of Comolli?
Or are these latest claims just further proof that with
Comolli at the club it was essentially just a power game behind the scenes,
with people more interested in how they are perceived than what actually
If he was this good then why did Daniel Levy feel the need
to apologise for certain transfer dealings when he sacked Ramos and the director
How can Comolli really take credit for Spurs' revival? Has
he got any right to be claiming he is responsible?