Thursday, 19 December 2013

Spurs want Frank De Boer, AVB didn't want any of those guys

Daniel Levy sounds like an absolute tool according to the various things I hear about him, but having never met the evil tyrant myself, I couldn't possibly say.  Luckily for Frank De Boer, Levy wants him to lead Spurs to 5th place

For those of you who don't remember Frank De Boer, he was a left back that played for Holland and some other teams who once scored a really good free kick.  He also missed a penalty once.  This exhausting summary of his career ends as I reveal he is currently the Ajax boss, and since the last young, ambitious foreign manager that Spurs hired did so well, it is expected that De Boer will magically make all of the signings they made look amazing, or so say The Daily Mirror:

Spurs' director of football Franco Baldini has identified Ajax boss De Boer as the perfect fit to develop young players, play stylish football and show a glittering CV.
It is understood discreet enquiries have already been made to sound out De Boer and his advisers about the vacancy created at the White Hart Lane club on Monday by Andre Villas-Boas' departure.
It's well rumoured that Levy pretty much made Tim Sherwood play 4-4-2 in Wednesday's incredibly funny 2-1 loss to West Ham reserves, and is well pissed that he has to keep paying Adebayor £175k a week to essentially be a lunatic.  Trying to achieve anything with a boss that thinks everything they do is right is awful, and if you imagine that the football world assumes all the bad things that happen are your fault when they're not... you can kinda see why AVB was a bit wound up by the end.

Apparently AVB actually told his bosses not to sign three or four of the players they got in the summer.  The Daily Mail says this:

ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS did not approve four of Tottenham’s seven summer signings and asked chairman Daniel Levy not to buy them. 
Villas-Boas objected to the acquisitions of Erik Lamela, Nacer Chadli, Vlad Chiriches and Christian Eriksen, a quartet who cost Spurs a total of £56million, but his judgment was overruled.  
The Portuguese manager asked his chairman to buy Hulk, Joao Moutinho and David Villa as he planned for life without Gareth Bale. None of these signings materialised and the £110m recruitment drive lies at the heart of a power struggle inside White Hart Lane which culminated in the sacking of Villas-Boas (above) on Monday. 
Of Tottenham’s seven recruits, Villas-Boas wanted only Paulinho, Etienne Capoue and Roberto Soldado.

In fact I've actually found some exclusive footage of Levy telling AVB all about his success in the transfer market here:

I feel like you should have genuinely learned something here.  And if not, then let me ask you this: if the best things in life are free, why does a court make me pay child support to that prostitute.

I didn't even want to go out that night