The talk after Monday nightâ€™s defeat at Newcastle was all about how long Martin Jol would last as Spurs manager.
Whether it was true or not it did appear in the second half that star striker Dimitar Berbatov was less than enthusiastic to come into the game.
To say the least, he didnâ€™t look like a willing combatant.
Dimitar Berbatov – will Spurs put him up for sale?
This has to be worrying to the Spurs hierarchy, itâ€™s one thing to lose a manager but entirely different if your star players become discontented with the manager and look to move away.
Apparently Jol spoke with Daniel Levy on the return flight from Newcastle to London on Monday night and is expected to meet with the chairman again today. Levy does not believe Jol has repaid the faith he has shown in him on the field with results,
Jol will argue that he has got the team in 5th position in two consecutive seasons but the start Spurs have made this season in the league is just not good enough, and the game at Newcastle on Monday evening hardly helped.
It was clear that Spurs weakness was in defense, and central defense at that, with 21 goals being conceded in 10 league games which has yielded just a single victory. One thing seems clear and that is that Spurs have to make the decision rather quickly. Their next league game is at home to Blackburn Rovers oin Sunday and they have a UEFA cup game against Getafe on Thursday evening. Anything other than a win against Blackburn, who have started the season very well, could seal Jolâ€™s fate.
As far as Berbatov is concerned, if indeed he is put up for sale Big Sam may be interested in the Bulgarian, who we know was a big Newcastle supporter and idolized a certain Alan Shearer in his youth. But he will be very expensive with Manchester United looking to be involved in the bidding too.
We wonder if heâ€™d be worth the massive transfer fee. Weâ€™d rather see big money paid out in January for a world-class creative midfielder. We seem to have no trouble scoring goals with Owen, Martins, Viduka and Smith available up front for us.
What do you think? Would he be worth the fee? Would he want to come to Tyneside?
Let us know – comments very welcome.