Saturday, October 25, 2008

Adios, Ramos... Hello, 'Arry

After an unwhelming start to the season in which they've claimed a whopping two points (from eight matches), Tottenham have (finally) kicked the chair out from under Juande Ramos. But, the former Sevilla manager isn't the only one looking for work, since Spurs have also fired their Sporting Director (Damien Comolli) and Ramos' two first-team coaches, Guy Poyet and Marcos Alvarez.


So, you ask, who will lead the team in tomorrow's struggle against Stupid Fucking Bolton? According to a press release from the club, the next poor bastards to try and (temporarily) guide Spurs out of their butt-naked last place position are development coach Clive Allen and youth coach Alex Inglethorpe.

And, in 'other shoe dropping' news, the call of London is enough to lure Portsmouth's Harry Redknapp into Spurs' semi-annual empty manager's position. (Word is it cost Tottenham 5M) While old 'Arry did an impressive number a couple seasons ago guiding Pompey to the Great Escape, surely the former West Ham man is biting off more than he can chew with this shit sandwich?

Then again, Spurs motto is 'To Dare is To Do'. And, considering they've done fuck-all so far this season, maybe it'll take a 'daring' move like leaving the south coast for fashionable London to shake things up and actually 'do' something (like win a match). You've got to think somebody will sort them out eventually.

Much more to follow once UF sobers up...

4 comments:

Ibracadabra said...

the Tony Adams era at Portsmouth begins. Play up Pompey. We don't need Harry.

Mike Georger said...

not to pile on soccernet for their always shittastic dedication to the world's game. but theyve had over an hour and have said nothing.

but their main story, side story, and first headline are all about united

foxsoccer has at least updated their sidebar for god's sake

garbage, absolute garbage. soccernet that is. and spurs. and harry's retarded decision what the hell is he thinking other than money?

Ibracadabra said...

The shopping is better in London, I guess, than on the South Coast, according to his wife Sandra.

jjf3 said...

I'll need to think about this some more, but my first reactions are:

1) why the whole lot of them? If you go to that much trouble to get Ramos in the first place, and Commolli supplies him with no strikers and no defensive support, why fire them both at the same time? Why not give Ramos the January transfer period to "fix" the steaming pile of shit? Or, better question, why not get rid of Commolli last spring, and give Ramos one summer to build "his" team? Obvious answer (now), I know - because Spurs cannot afford to get relegated - but who the fuck is running the show there? There was a serious disconnect there long before Jol got sacked...

2) What does old 'Arry really think he's getting out of this (beyond money)? If, in May, they're not relegated, does he really have a brighter future there than at Pompey? I guess there is more capital/cash to play with, but that is one of the most dysfunctional organizations in the EPL - does he really think he can single-handedly change that reality? (Obviously, his ego says "yes", but he's not that blinded by the cash, is he? - OK, nix that thought...) I guess that ass-handing at Braga cut a little deep...