Stories emerging in yesterday’s press suggested that there was something of a player revolt in the offing at White Hart Lane amidst the reports that Andre Villas-Boas was favourite to take over the manager’s job at Spurs.
Those stories went on to claim that Chelsea players at Euro 2012 had spoken to their Spurs-based national team mates and warned them against the Portuguese who endured a fairly unproductive time at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking on Talksport yesterday, former West Ham and Everton striker Tony Cottee felt obliged to have his say on the subject.
“Villas-Boas was totally out of his depth at Chelsea. It’s a key time in Tottenham’s history,” he said.
“They’ve got the likes of Luka Modric and Gareth Bale who want to leave. Are they going to want to stay if a manager comes in who they don’t respect and don’t want? I don’t think so.
“Tottenham will be back to where they were before Redknapp took over. I fear for the club. I don’t understand where they’re going with this.”
Are they players revolting? More to the point, would Daniel Levy even listen to them if they were?