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Spurs need to learn from Liverpool

Summer 2012: Tottenham and Liverpool both appoint new managers.

At the time Spurs had only missed out on Champions League football due to Chelsea winning the competition, and Liverpool finished all the way down in 8th level on points with Fulham. Fast forward a year and a half, AVB is no longer Spurs manager and they have little chance of finishing in the top 4, and Liverpool are now challenging for the title. Where did things go wrong?

A lot of people will put it down to Rodgers being a better manager, but that's something I strongly disagree with. Both managers are two of the best young managers in the game, and Liverpool have backed Rodgers and allowed him to do everything his away and now Liverpool are reaping the rewards.

AVB did a fantastic job at Porto winning the treble and I firmly believe with the full backing of Daniel Levy that success could have been replicated. Another argument could be that Liverpool were able to keep Suarez at the club and Bale was sold to Madrid. A lot of players were brought in with the money from the Bale sale, but the majority of them were signed by Baldini and were players Boas didn't want. Surely for a club to succeed the manager needs to gage full control of transfers.

Levy brought Baldini in and a lot of mistakes were made in the transfer market. Therefore Levy and Baldini need to be held accountable. When Levy appointed AVB he was very impressed with his vision for the future, yet he didn't give him a proper chance to achieve it.

Last season a lot of Liverpool fans were questioning Rodgers but the board stuck by him and gave him time to get things right. Moving forward Baldini needs to go. I would either keep Sherwood or try and get Klopp or Simeone as manager. They should be given time and full control of players transfers.

Written by Matt Birkinshaw

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Date:Thursday March 20 2014

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