Spurs will still be on a high following their fourth place finish last season and will now be looking up the table and try to finish above their neighbours Arsenal.
With fourth place comes a European qualifying game against Swiss side Young Boys and Spurs will be confident of progressing to the lucrative group stage. Much of their season will depend on their progress in the Champions League but if they can keep the form that led them to fourth place, a top four finish shouldn’t be out of the question by next May.
Spurs have been linked to City’s Craig Bellamy but the blues are reluctant to sell the striker to their main rivals and the Londoners have also been linked to a possible swoop for Micah Richards or Stephen Ireland but all have failed to materialise.
Manager – Harry Redknapp
Harry Redknapp will have dried himself off after he was drenched by the Spurs team following their win at Eastlands last season. The former Portsmouth manager has been in charge at White Hart Lane since 2008 when he replaced Juande Ramos. Redknapp is one of the luckiest manager’s around, boasting for pop star Louise Redknapp as his daughter in law.
In his playing days, Redknapp played in the West Ham midfield for eight years, before playing for Bournemouth and Brentford before ending his career in America with the Seattle Sounders.
His managerial career started at Bournemouth where he spent nine years before being named as West Ham manager. After seven years at Upton Park, Redknapp joined Portsmouth before leaving for Southampton two years later. A year after that, he realised the error of his ways and rejoined Portsmouth before Spurs came calling.
Ground – White Hart Lane
White Hart Lane has been Spurs home sine 1899 and has a current capacity of around 36,000 but there are plans to develop the site rather than move from White Hart Lane.
Former City and Spurs Players
There doesn’t seem to have been many players that have worn the white of Spurs and the blue of City. Here are a few that I could find.
- West Ham United looking to sign Manchester City’s Yangel Herrera
- Pep Guardiola – mastermind behind Man City’s rise to Premier League prominence
- Kylian Mbappe on the bench for PSG
- ‘What a man, I am in love as a person’ – Guardiola on Aguero
- Guardiola may be the ‘greatest manager of all time’ – Neville