“When I am King you will be first against the wall”, sung Juande Ramos as he listened to OK Computer on his way to London (this may not be true, but we liked to think it is). Who was he singing about? Russia and Aston Villa’s Paul Robinson of course. Who will be out the door faster than you can say ‘a stone overweight’, according to The Times.
“The Tottenham Hotspur head coach has made bringing in a goalkeeper a priority. The club have been watching Manuel Neuer, the 21-year-old Schalke 04 goalkeeper, and Samir Handanovic, of Udinese, who is 23. Both stand 6ft 4in and could replace Robinson in the medium term.”
That’s some tall goalie action we are looking at, though whether either can hold a shot is another matter. But will the players he brings in be of his choosing or will director of football Damien Comolli? Well just ask the last man in charge, Martin Jol:
Comolli sanctioned the signings of Kaboul, Darren Bent, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Adel Taarabt, while Jol was eager to bring in Elano and Martin Petrov, who signed for Manchester City. â€œI felt the squad would be unbalanced [with the summer signings] and it proved to be the case,â€ Jol said. â€œThe funny thing is the new manager will probably come to the same conclusion and the club will go out in January and buy the two players I felt we needed.
Well, Martin, to be fair neither of them have done much at Manchester Ci… what’s that? Both been amazing? Oh…