Don't get me wrong Hoddle was a fantastic player and a Spurs legend in the 80s but is an average manager at best. His time at Spurs was a mixed bag. Originally brought in as a PR exercise after George Graham was sacked three weeks before the clubs biggest game of the season. (That's another story all together but don't get me started). His ego then allowed our record signing to loose so much confidence he eventually moved to West Ham for FREE! Now I'm sorry but you don't become a bad player overnight and the way Rebrov was treated was a disgrace. Spurs did play some entertaining football but were soft looking. The dressing room was divided and Hoddle was eventually sacked after a terrible start to last season. It was the right decision then and continues to be the right decision.
But why this sudden tirade against the former King of WHL? Well according to lots of the press, with quotes from Hoddle, he is trying to buy the club with friends so he can be put back in charge. I really hope this is complete rubbish as it clearly didn't work when he was here before and there is no reason why it would work again.
Hoddle is quoted as saying:
"My contacts have already put in two bids but (current Spurs chairman) Daniel Levy won't budge at the moment," said Hoddle.
"I think Joe Lewis wants to get out, he wants to move on, but he won't undermine Daniel at the moment and I think Daniel is saying 'Give me one more chance here'."
"These guys are millionaires," said Hoddle, who said Levy wants £90m for the club.
"Daniel is having his last little go at it but if the pressure comes on then he'll run one day.
"I really do believe there is a chance of it happening if the team continue to struggle.
"Hopefully they would say 'Glenn, you run the football side'. The way they do it at the moment is amateurish.
So there you have the quotes. Apparently the way most of the clubs in Europe are run, including Real Madrid, Barcelona (the list is endless) is "Amateurish". Arnesen clearly is rubbish if you look at the things he did with PSV and what Spurs need is ANOTHER start. Give me a break. How many managers have we had since the Premier league was formed? Is sacking everyone, again, and bringing in a whole new board, backroom staff and then a failed manager really going to help Spurs. Nope, we will become even more of a laughing stock than we already have become in the last few years. What Spurs need is continuity. We need to stick with someone for more than five minutes. Jol has shown he can turn around the team and has now madeit three wins on the bounce AND three clean sheets. Ok, this doesn't make a season but the two back to back away wins were more than Hoddle could manage in his whole time at Spurs.
I really hope this is all just paper talk and Hoddle has been misquoted. Actually he would have had to have been seriously misquoted so I suspect there may be some element of truth in this story. If there is all I can say is, Hoddle you've lost the plot. Concentrate on sorting Wolves out and leave us alone. You had your chance and blew it and I hope most Spurs fans can see past your former player glories to say that your managerial record at Spurs was poor and that the last thing we need is another massive upheaval.