Tottenham Hotspur currently sit 18th place in the table, in the relegation zone and only above Bolton and Derby County.
With just seven points coming from their first eleven games, this is hardly the stuff of a team that many claimed would break into the top four this season; their poor results have led to Martin Jol being sacked and Sevilla boss Juande Ramos being brought in to replace him. Ramos of course managed Sevilla just a short while ago, and while Tottenham have had many questionable managers in the past, Juande could be the man to finally bring glory to the north London side.
I am an Arsenal fan; I’m sure most of you will know that, and those that don’t know it now. Now for me, Tottenham have never really been a ‘rival’ to us; sure, they’re a local side but in general don’t provide that much of a challenge to beat, and apart from two seasons ago when they f**ked it up on the last day of the season, haven’t really challenged Arsenal for their place in the league.
Them bringing Ramos on board is something that has almost brought about a tiny shiver of fear; while Ramos will not be able to get Tottenham challenging for the top four this season (and will have a hard time making the UEFA Cup too at this rate); if the c*ntish Spurs board let him work his magic, they will have a good chance of doing so in the upcoming seasons.
Juande Ramos is a man that does not need to spend boatloads of money to create a solid team; while he had the natural talent of Sevilla’s youth academy in Spain, he could not compete financially with Real Madrid and Barcelona, so he didn’t. Ramos built a team that was at one point in pole position for the title last year; they fell behind as the fixture congestion grew too much to handle, however the club still picked up a bit of silverware (including the UEFA Cup) by the end of the year, and did well to come so far against the wealth and super-stardom of the ‘Big Two’.
Ramos was unveiled at Tottenham Hotspur yesterday; upon being introduced he showed a surprising grasp of English, saying:
‘Our main aim will be to try to get good results straight away, to try and bring some confidence back in the team. Ultimately, we will see what we can achieve in the long term. I’ll try to instill some discipline into the team and I’m sure the players will respond in the right way.’
So now we know his aims. Anyways, why was I almost scared of Spurs after they
stole signed Ramos? Well, Ramos can get his teams playing a very decent attacking style of football- something that Tottenham have failed to do in the past (as comedic it is to watch their defending, their football going forward is extremely inconsistent) and surely he will only shine with more money to spend, despite him not needing it- press reports already have him going back to his old club to take away a few of their more decent players. A manager should only do better with more money at his control; while this is not always the case (as with Rafa Benitez and even Arsene Wenger) it has shown to be true more often than not.
So, do you think that Ramos will mould Tottenham into a top four team next year? Let me know why (and why not) below, and I’ll try to
laugh at your views respectively offer my opinion as to whether I agree with you below 😀