Gary Neville’s recent comments on Tottenham have sparked controversy. After Spurs’ underwhelming 1-1 draw against Everton, former Tottenham player Jermaine Jenas took to Twitter to express his frustration.
However, Neville appeared to criticize Jenas’ comments, stating, “Interesting seeing former Spurs players that never got near to Champions League places for years when they played for the club saying they can’t watch this current team now. Spurs are in 4th place currently ahead of Chelsea, Manchester United, and Liverpool. Perspective!”
While Neville may have been referring to Jenas’ comment, it’s a strange remark regardless of the intended target. Tottenham’s current issues go beyond this season’s fight for a top-four place.
They are searching for their fourth permanent manager since 2021 and have no Director of Football in place. Furthermore, while they are currently fourth in the Premier League, their position doesn’t feel sustainable, and the likes of Newcastle and Brighton are starting to rise up the ranks. It’s possible that Tottenham could soon fall out of the top six along with Liverpool and Chelsea.
Tottenham’s struggles are evident, and their recent draw against Everton only serves to exacerbate the situation. While Neville may be correct that they are currently fourth, the bigger picture suggests that the situation is far more complicated than that. Tottenham urgently needs to address their managerial and Director of Football vacancies to provide stability to the club.