Tottenham Hotspur has been in a state of turmoil this season, having already gone through three head coaches. Antonio Conte and Cristian Stellini both left, and now it is Ryan Mason’s turn to try to fix things in the coming weeks. With no permanent manager appointed yet, many believe that Tottenham has made a huge mistake. Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has suggested that Tottenham should have considered appointing Unai Emery as their new manager.
Emery has done a remarkable job at Aston Villa, taking them up to fifth in the table following a win against Fulham. Steven Gerrard left the Villans in a difficult position, but the Spaniard has turned things around. His Villa side became the first team in Premier League history to score in each of their first 20 games under a new head coach.
Jordan has been impressed by Emery and feels that Tottenham should have looked at him before he went to Villa. However, he admits that it would have been difficult because of who Emery managed before in the Premier League – Tottenham’s fierce rivals Arsenal. Jordan stated on talkSPORT, “Maybe Tottenham should have been looking at Unai Emery. But then it’s difficult to employ Unai Emery because who did he work for last in England?”
Emery is an excellent football manager, and very few coaches in the world can match his CV. Villa is lucky to have him at their club. Emery and Arsenal were never the right fit, especially right after Arsene Wenger left the club. It was always going to be difficult, and unfortunately for the Spaniard, he failed. This led to many people ridiculing him, but he has done an amazing job since, and his Villa side could be in Europe next season, which would be an extraordinary achievement.
In conclusion, Simon Jordan believes that Tottenham should have considered Unai Emery as their new manager. Although it would have been difficult given Emery’s previous stint at Arsenal, his success at Aston Villa proves that he is a top-level manager who can turn a team’s fortunes around.