One of the players supposedly given an amnesty under the Villas-Boas reign is David Bentley who is hoping that he can somehow reignite his career with a new manager.
It’s nearly four years now since ‘that goal’ against Arsenal in 2008/09 and since then, loss of form and injury has led to very little match time outside of loan spells.
“With the new manager, the new era, the new training ground, hopefully I can be a new player, with a new attitude and a new way of doing things,” Bentley said.
“I’ve already spoken to the manager and he just said, ‘You’ve got a clean slate, so do what you can do and try to impress.
“This is a chance for me to get back on the good wave now and, if I can be a part of it, that’d be great.”
David also acknowledged that he had contributed to his own downfall but suggested that changes at the club had a part to play.
“Within eight games of coming in the manager who signed me, Juande Ramos, was sacked, and then it just snowballed and got out of control and I never could get that second chance again.”
If AVB has offered the player a clean slate then Bentley is likely to feature in pre-season but could he really grab a second chance at a memorable career with Spurs?