Despite speculation linking him with the Manchester United job, Louis van Gaal remains favourite to take over at Spurs after this summer’s World Cup but the link with Old Trafford could be a concerning one.

Van Gaal’s record as a club manager is impressive – four Eredvisie titles with two clubs including the unfancied AZ, plus league titles in Germany and Spain and a host of cup trophies in all three countries. Whenever a new manager joins, it’s always a step into the unknown but there’s no doubting the pedigree of this man.

The gamble however, isn’t with the 62 year olds’ record, it’s a question of whether he is using this as a stepping stone to the Manchester United job. It’s already being claimed in some areas that Spurs have turned their attentions elsewhere in the belief that Van Gaal is using us to strengthen his position with the Old Trafford club.

After wasting another season, the last thing the club needs is another Jacques Santini who left the club after a few weeks for admittedly different reasons. Even if United do decide to give David Moyes another chance, a poor start to the next campaign should see the Scot on his way and that, in turn, might make Louis Van Gaal too much of a gamble as far as the Spurs’ manager’s job is concerned.

 

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  1. So what if he is using it as a stepping stone, we’re a stepping stone club. Bale, Modric, Berbatov, Eriksen, Vertonghen, Lloris…don’t be so deluded as to think that we are ever going to hold on to top class players, because there are bigger, better and more ambitious clubs out there that can offer so much more than we can. Not just financially, but in terms of development and opportunity.

    It really irritates me when I speak to fellow Spurs fans who seem to think players should have a loyalty to us, or that we’re an attractive proposition for the long term. Players don’t have a link to the club aside from a meaningless contract. If someone came to my office and offered me more money, progression and better opportunities, I’d take it. That’s the way of the world.

    Let’s hope that LvG comes to the club, gives us a few years and moves us on a bit and then when he goes, we’re in a better position to bring someone else in to keep it going. Better that than letting the YTS boy keep managing the club.

  2. I’ve followed THFC since the 60’s.
    No more talk about passion and loyalty in football…
    money and being glamorous!.

    • Of course football is all about money. Evidently the average players wage at Man City is £102,000 per week. Football fans are mugs. Paying to watch multi-millionaires kick a football around. They make Investment Bankers appear poor by comparison.

  3. As long as ENIC and Levy have any connection to THFC, we will always be a stepping stone for players. Since the Russian bought Chelsea they are no longer considered a selling club because the Russian put his money where his mouth is and bought success to that club, similar the Arabs have done the same at Man City. I repeat, as long as ENIC and Levy own and control the club, selling our best players will undoubtedly continue. Get used to it, I have and so has many others.

  4. ENIC have to buy and sell players we dont have the income to compete otherwise and we do compete the last few seasons we have been there or there abouts.Try as hard as you like but can we afford to pay someone £300 grand a week of course not so we do the best we can.We could of course find some super rich git who would want to change the name to Tottenham Tigers or something and the Lane becomes Suadi Superbowl.There are a lot of clubs behind us who would be very happy with our set up.COYS

  5. Van Gaal,klopp,de boer, there all gambles none of them have premiership experience , I want pocchetino because he transformed a weak team into something special in the hardest league in the world in a space of year. No more gambles just give us pocchetino then at least we know what we get. It’s obvious
    Mourinhos got his style of play
    Saf had his style of play
    Wenger has his style of play
    Pulis has his style of play
    Pocchetino has his style the tottenham way

  6. HOW DOES ANYBODY EXPECT A CLUB WITH 36000 CAPACITY TO COMPETE WITH CLUBS THAT CAN GET DOUBLE.YES WE ARE A FEEDER CLUB.WHEN THE TOP CLUBS WITH THE REALLY BIG MONEY COMPETE WE ARE ALSO RANS.

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