Leeds sacked the Argentinean in February final 12 months on the finish of an extended winless run and relegation fears mounting. But, no one has come near replicating what he had right here. Leeds have had 4 completely different managers, together with caretakers, within the dugout since and all have didn’t construct on the legacy he left. Tellingly, the followers spent a substantial period of time singing the title of their vastly in style and nonetheless revered former supervisor.
As for Tottenham, this win introduced a largely depressing marketing campaign to an finish. They’ve little or no to be glad about and loads of trigger for concern shifting ahead. They conclude the season in eighth place, their lowest ultimate league place since 2009 and, simply as they did then, they won’t be taking part in in Europe subsequent season.
They don’t know who their supervisor goes to be subsequent season – caretaker boss Ryan Mason absolutely isn’t the answer to their many issues – and in addition wouldn’t have any actual readability on whether or not Harry Kane desires to remain. The chances are the England captain will agitate to go away once more when the summer season switch window opens and if he stays, will enter the ultimate 12 months of his contract with little signal he has any urge for food to conform to a brand new one.
Kane was Spurs’ greatest participant once more right here, opening the scoring inside two minutes when he was left unmarked within the space by Leeds’ 5 man defence.
Sam Allardyce puffed out his cheeks and exhalled, rolling his eyes when one in every of his teaching employees mentioned one thing in his ear. Leeds huffed and puffed after that, nevertheless it was plenty of effort with little high quality to go together with it.
They have been in all probability the higher facet and pinned Tottenham again inside their very own half.
Robin Koch ought to have equalised nearly instantly, a free header, eight yards out, in the midst of the objective, however he put Rodrigo’s cross broad. Allardyce leant again and seemed lengthy and arduous on the sky above.
Leeds saved going, even whereas their followers mocked their predicament, belting out a rendition of “Leeds falling aside once more… and “That’s the reason we’re taking place.” You both giggle or cry and the Gallows humour saved spirits up whereas they edged ever nearer to their finish as a Premier League membership.