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Alas Ed, most people wouldn’t have turned to someone like Ange, so it maybe was luck that they plumped for him. But that doesn’t mean other more experienced heads wouldn’t have appointed him. As for the overhyping of his first 10 games, I think we should bear in mind that Spurs haven’t had the best of squads and they then lost their talisman in the summer. And Ange has completely changed the way they play and the players have immediately bought into it, which as I say strikes me as him having good managerial qualities. Whilst it would be daft to claim they’ll win the league now, I also can’t see them falling off a cliff. There’ll be bumps in the road no doubt, but I think they’ll still have a good season.
It’s maybe a bit like looking at someone like Guus Hiddink. Its not a perfect analogy but you look at his CV and again he’s well travelled but has generally managed more at country international levels. But imo he’s clearly got good attributes as a manager, particularly man management ones in terms of developing the spirit of a team. Someone like Ancelotti has that in spades.
Ten Hag I’m sure is still a very good coach but I think he perhaps needed a few stepping stone jobs to make him a more rounded manager.
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