Tottenham Hotspurs last won the league in 1961, and their last trophy was the League Cup victory in 2008. But since then and till now, Tottenham Hotspurs have failed to win any silverware. Major or minor they just don’t seem to win anything at all.
Only a decade ago or so, did Tottenham enter the top 6 club debate, which compromise of the biggest 6 clubs in English football. Tottenham unlike its counterpart has never won a trophy since coming into the top club debate. They have reached close on many occasions but just couldn’t complete the final stretch.
So, let’s talk about Tottenham Hotspur and their attempts in winning a trophy – a drought that means their odds at OlyBet to win anything this season are very, very long but enticing.
A] 1992 – 2013
Tottenham was one of the five clubs who lobbied for the formation of the Premier League, which was approved by The Football Association and replaced the Football League First Division as the top level of English football.
Despite a succession of managers and players like Teddy Sheringham, Jürgen Klinsmann, and David Ginola, Spurs ended mid-table most seasons in the Premier League until the late 2000s, while winning only a few titles.
They won the League Cup under George Graham in 1999 and again under Juande Ramos in 2008. Under Harry Redknapp, the club’s performance improved with players such as Gareth Bale and Luka Modric, and the team finished in the top five in the early 2010s.
So, Tottenham’s rise was slow and steady from the formation years of the Premier League until the early 2010s. Then, in 2014 came in a manager who perhaps got the club to new heights, which were never seen before.
B] The Mauricio Pochettino era (2014-2019)
Tottenham Hotspurs appointed Mauricio Pochettino as their new head coach in 2014.
In his first season, Spurs finished 5th on the table, missing out on the Champions League spot by one place. In his second season (2015/16 season) where Leicester won the league, Tottenham fought very hard right until the end.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side finished 3rd on the table just behind their North-London rivals Arsenal.
Tottenham was giving Leicester City a chase, but a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge ended their hope of winning the title. An Eden Hazard equalizer in the 83rd min proved enough for Leicester City fans to celebrate their hearts out. As they became the ultimate underdog story in world football.
Fast forward to next season, Tottenham Hotspurs finish 2nd on the table which was their best finish under Mauricio Pochettino, and their next best after the 62/63 season.
Chelsea won the league with Antonio Conte. Tottenham Hotspurs and Pochettino missed out yet again.
In the next season, Pep’s Manchester City destroy their competitors, winning the Premier League by securing 100 points. There was a new sheriff in town and Tottenham Finished in a steady 3rd place.
Tottenham’s next adventure came in the following season’s Champions League, where the odds were heavily stacked against them.
But to everyone’s surprise, they reached the finals of the competition.
The quarter-finals against Manchester City and the semi-finals versus Ajax will be the two champions League nights they will never forget.
After the thrillers at Manchester and Amsterdam, Tottenham advanced to play their first-ever champions league final. They lost 2-0 to Liverpool and Tottenham yet again failed to win a trophy.
C] Post Pochettino (2019 – Now)
Mauricio Pochettino was sacked the following season due to a poor start. World-famous Jose Mourinho took charge of the club but even he couldn’t justify glory for them.
Tottenham reached the League Cup final in 2021 but again they stumbled in that final hurdle against Manchester City.
No matter what they do, they just can’t seem to win a trophy for themselves.
With Tottenham, it has been the case of so close yet so far, on a countless number of occasions. As a result, it has become the club’s identity.
Tottenham is always simmering but never quite boiling.
But all is not lost, with a new manager, comes new hope. Antonio Conte is next in line to try and change the destiny of the club.
Can Antonio Conte who is a proven serial winner exude his persona on the suffering North London club? – only time will tell!