By 1970’s Gooner
I doubt it very much if Spurs will be challenging for a Champions League spot in the foreseeable future.
Harry Redknap was incredibly successful in putting a team together with enough flair and steel to challenge quite seriously for one of the top four spots in one of the most competitive leagues in the world.
The timing was also right. Chelsea were in the last few years beginning to suffer from old age and from their owner's strange decisions on the managerial front.
In parallel the other North London team was still having to come to terms with the increased financial burden which the new stadium demanded.
Liverpool too, the other usual contender, is still suffering from the over excessive and ill advised transfer spending of their previous and current manager.
The goings on at Spurs at the moment point to a breakdown of a successful team and more importantly of its management which will inevitably result to an eventual meltdown.
The disruption will be so severe that it is doubtful whether spurs will finish inside the top 10 next season.
The manager and his coaching staff which master minded the meteoric rise of the club in recent years has for some unfathomable reason sacked!
And the replacement looks like being the biggest flop of the decade, AVB, who was quite obviously out of his depth at Chelsea.
Additionally key players like Modric and Van de Vart who are world class players and were the key ingredient in making a good Spurs side an excellent one qualifying for the Champions League and challenging the top Premier League sides on an equal footing are set to depart.
This will leave Spurs searching for a new identity on both the management front as well as on the pitch.
And Arsenal’s domination of North London looks like being extended even further for a long time to come.