As much as i agree with what you are saying from what i've heard and read not all the additions were of his choosing. Baldini the Director of Football seemed to sign a few of them. But yes the man who manages to get all those players to play together in a system is going to have a very good time.Both Pellegrini and AVB went on big spending sprees this summer, buying some relatively unproved players. I thought it would be interesting to see how they adapted to the Premiership and there's no doubt that Pellegrini has been far more successful. Pellegrini was luckier, however. The core of his team remained the same and he added some well targeted additions who have integrated more or less seamlessly whereas AVB lost his main man in Bale and had to scramble for additions which have altered the structure of his team. It may well be that future Spurs managers will reap the benefits of Lamela, Eriksen, Paulinho et al coming of age in due course with AVB being the fall guy in charge of a team in transition. We'll see who replaces him.
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It's going to be a tough job for whoever takes over; Soldado and Lamela, both players I rated, have been disappointing. Plus Spurs have now sacked their best performing manager, points wise, in the Premier League era.I don't think they've been that bad overall this season. The lack of goals stems from the fact they've had to completely overhaul their attacking set up and that Soldado is not the player they hoped he'd be.
But there is a difference between needing time for new players to gel and just getting it completely wrong. Shipping 5 at home to Liverpool? 3 at home against striker-less West Ham. 6 away to City? Regardless of their form at the Etihad those are all really shocking results, and potentially more to come if they don't change quickly, starting with getting rid of Dawson and finding the right balance in midfield. I know many on here love to rave about their midfield. Dembele, Sandro and Paulinho together is not good at all.