Diamond Dog wrote:It's not.
But the way you talk as though Spurs would only ever sack a manager who is playing poor, unimaginative, football - because that's all that matters
I wasn't talking about managers or sackings at all. I was talking about how I feel.
But since you ask, all Spurs European wins and titles have been under the long-serving Nicholson (58-74) and Burkinshaw (76-84) and then, after Pleat (sacked/resigned after prostitute scandal) and Peter Shreeves (always a placeholder/coach) there was some more success under Venables with Gascoigne and Lineker playing, he left for the England job (87-93), then there was a bit of floundering, and the horrid prospect of Graham coming in (although not with the totally destructive effect of that other gooner cunt who took us down). And then in 2001 Enic came in and sacked him for being a shit. Then there were some disasters. Hoddle was sacked because the team were in the relegation zone (a bit premature in my view, but there you go, and there were misfires with Santini and Ramos: the Enic strategy was to attempt to build slowly, to sort out the stadium and academy and for that they needed something long-term. Jol and Hughton, who came between Jacques and Ramos could have been that, but I think Enic wanted someone younger, which makes it ironic that Ramos was replaced by Arry, but there you go. He stayed four years, and got Spurs playing Spurs-style (as well as Spursy) football, but he threw himself under the bus by being a greedy bugger and wanting the England job. Villas-Boas was the New Mourinho when he was signed, but he fell out with players and Dan Levy because he wanted full control and was being courted by other teams, and also because the wheels fell off results-wise for a while and they dropped to 7th. And then there was Sherwood, another place-holder, because they had decided Poch was the one they wanted. So, some have gone because of poor results and/or performances, some because they were gooner cunts, one because he couldn't keep it in his pants, one because his contract ran out and he wanted too much, two or three because they had a better offer and at least three because they were basically clueless/couldn't cope with football in England.