Spurs in recent times have changed their manager quite a few times. It is obvious that different managers will have different ideologies and likeness towards certain types of players. Every manager who comes into a club will look to bring in players of his choice. Similarly, the various managers who managed Spurs over the past decade brought in various players, who all had varied degrees of success or failure at the White Hart Lane.
While most of them have left a positive mark on the club, there have been few who simply failed to light up the Lane and failed miserably in their attempt to do so. There have been quite a few hits and misses, so chalking down the list is quite a tough job. Here are 2 best and worst Tottenham signings from the past decade –
Lloris had already established himself as a top keeper at Lyon even before making the move to Spurs in 2012. He has only gone from strength to strength since his move and has helped in turning Tottenham into a genuine contender for the title.
Spurs are currently famed for their defense, but a lot of credit must go to Hugo Lloris for his role in ensuring Spurs are defensively sound. Prior to him, Heurelho Gomes and Brad Friedel donned the goalkeeping gloves for the club and Lloris is clearly miles ahead of the former and is definitely an upgrade on the latter.
The Croat was a real find when Harry Redknapp signed him from Dinamo Zagreb. Modric truly flourished at Spurs and helped in turning them into a real force alongside the likes of Gareth Bale, Rafael van Der Vaart and co. During his time at the club, he was worshipped by the fans and they endeared him to the fullest.
Modric was renowned for his ability to keep possession of the ball and to get attacks going. His form at Spurs garnered a lot of interest from bigger clubs and Daniel Levy’s hands were forced into selling Modric to Real Madrid, where he has gone on to establish himself as one of the best midfielders in the world.