Spurs have spent over £1billion on transfers since last trophy

JAMES SHARPE: Tottenham have spent more than £1billion on transfers since their last trophy in 2008 while Watford aren’t the only Championship club to frequently change managers

  • Tottenham have spent over £1billion on transfers since their last trophy 
  • The frequency of managerial changes in the Championship is alarming 
  • Somewhat remarkably Wolves’ strikers haven’t managed to score a goal in a year

Daniel Levy is a man renowned for pockets down to his shins and arms up to his elbows, yet with limbs still long enough to pat himself on the back for hoisting Tottenham into football’s elite on a budget and building a big, shiny stadium.

Yet here we are. Another season drags by, another year without silverware for Tottenham. For all the frugal talk, that’s now more than one billion pounds spent on transfers since Spurs’ last piece of silverware — that lovely League Cup in 2008.

Tottenham are one of four current Premier League clubs to have spent more than a billion on players since their last major trophy: Everton, who last won silverware in 1995; West Ham, who last did so themselves in 1980, and Newcastle United, who have gone 54 years without a trophy.

Daniel Levy’s Tottenham have spent over £1billion on transfers since their last trophy

The chaos of the Championship 

SO, Watford sacked another manager. Their 18th permanent appointment since July 2012.

Don’t let that distract from the fact the rest of the Championship is at it too, just slightly less mad.

Eighteen of the 24 managers have been there less than a year. Twelve sides — or half of the division — have been there less than six months. Eight other clubs have gone through double-figure managers since July 2012.

Watford sacked yet another manager this week as they dismissed Slaven Bilic

Toothless Wolves

Happy anniversary, Wolves strikers. It’s now been a year, three managers and £58m since one of you scored a goal. Raul Jimenez against Watford on March 10. They’ve had 91 shots since. 

Remarkably, Wolves’ strikers including Raul Jimenez now haven’t scored a goal for a year

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