Spurs Come Knocking...
The former manager of Tottenham Hotspur, Marcelo Bielsa, has taken the decision to step down as manager of the North London club. He has decided that despite getting Tottenham Hotspur to the Champions League by finishing in third place in the Premier League, he has taken up the job with F.C. Internazionale. This has left the manager’s job vacant with the chairman Daniel Levy seeming quite eager to get someone installed as the new man. My name has been thrown about the rumour mill with me be asking to comment on whether I wanted the job or not...I expressed an interest in moving down south to Totteham. However, I thought that this was going to be a simple decision for me to make, yet nearly a week on in real life I am still yet to make a decision. Yes partly due to real life commitments but also that I am not sure what route to take this story down. This is where any feedback and opinions would be greatly appreciated; I know the final decision is mine and advice may be to do what I want but what would you do?
Huddersfield Town AFC Situation
Dean Hoyle has offered me the following contract terms:
Transfer Budget £38 million
- Wage Budget: £500k
- Contract Salary: I won’t share this as whichever I choose I will put it to the lowest amount as I don’t see it having any real impact on the club’s finances.
The team situation is that we are going to play next season still in the Premier League but also against some of the best clubs in the world in the Champions League. I can never see this happening to Huddersfield Town in real life so it is a bit surreal that I could manage them in such a prestigious competition. In regards to players last season I managed to invest the given transfer budget in some quality players who appeared to be getting better and better as the season come to an end. I am confident that under my leadership and with a bit of rebuilding (mainly in defence) that we could have a good season in all competitions. However, do I want to pass up the opportunity of moving to a bigger club who have more of a chance in my opinion of doing better in the Premier League and Champions League?
Tottenham Hotspur Situation
Daniel Levy has offered me the following contract terms:
Transfer Budget £37 million
- Wage Budget: £1.4 million
- Contract Salary: As above.
- Philopsophy: playing attacking football and develop players using the club’s youth system
The team situations is that they finished higher in the league than us and will also be playing in the Champions League next season. There is literally no difference in contract terms so the team may be a deciding factor. At Huddersfield Town there will need to be a lot of changes that need to be made yet if I go to Tottenham Hotspur, yes improvements will need to be made but not half as many. The team is still fortunate to have the likes of Gareth Bale Hugo Lloris still at the club just to name two. I have always been a fan of Tottenham Hotspur, especially in the days of Harry Redknapp as in my opinion they played some of the best football in the Premier League. I think I am capable, if referring back to my Liverpool FC save, of creating a similar style of team which can go into games and be expected to win and win comfortably.
This is an extremely difficult decision for me as you can see so I would appreciate advice and opinions posted below but please do justify anything you put. Thank you for reading.