With Spurs fans these days using every home game particularly to show a vociferous show of support for their current manager Harry Redknapp to prevent any inevitable move to the England managers hotseat, with each silence upon the issue, comes growing concern that the appointment is set to become reality.
So what if Redknapp moves on claim some. The clubs recent rise to being in real Champions League contention means a growing list of outstanding candidates would surely be interested in the project of turning Spurs into genuine title hopefuls.
Whilst Mourinho maybe wanted by both the Blue and White halves of London following a forthcoming season of success in Madrid, the capture of the Special One is still a long shot, and other obtainable managers have been touted. But what about the interest in the White Hart Lane job from one Fabio Capello?
In what would be one of the crazier managerial swaps, the recently departed England manager is understood to want one last crack at domestic management and it is believed that Spurs would fit the bill.
Surely an initial move to lure Capello to North London would be unwise based on his obvious failings in communicating with the English media, being undermined by evidences of ‘player power’ and failing to see eye to eye with the FA.
After all, the arrival of the Italian with a big CV failed to capture the imagination of the English public after looking back on what he exactly achieved during his five year spell.
But if Spurs fans are to be open minded and are to look beyond the far more appealing prospect of damning his most recent job in this country, it is still very hard to argue with what the 65-year-old has achieved within domestic football.
In his most recent domestic triumph with Real Madrid in 2007, Capello won La Liga in exceptional circumstances whereby Los Blancos endured a more difficult first half of the campaign being knocked out of the Champions League. However, he stuck the role out (a rarity in the Spanish capital) and won a string of league games nearer the end of the season, whilst not being frightened of dropping some of the bigger ego’s in favour of a more defensive system. The achievement was critically acclaimed, but the Italian lost his job simply because Real Madrid doesn’t do defensive football.
If the swap were to come off, Spurs fans would most probably still feel the Three Lions got the better end of the deal. Taken together, Harry Redknapp always likes to have a laugh and a joke at times with the media, has a canny ability to transform underachieving talents and manoeuvres the utmost respect amongst his managerial counterparts. On the other hand, Capello’s glittering CV took a right nose dive with the England capacity and his once brutally efficient reputation has been traded for one reflecting a bumbling circus act.
But one never afraid of failure and certainly brave upon his willingness to make big statements and changes, Capello would certainly not be put off by managing again on these shores.
A big pay packet may prove a stumbling block, and having not managed domestically in this country may represent a gamble in the eyes of Spurs fans, but a move to appoint a man with such a superlative CV in domestic terms may not seem as absurd as first imaginable.
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