Harry Redknapp was dismissed as manager of Tottenham Football Club on Thursday.
Tottenham player, Giovani Dos Santos, was supposed to hold talks with the chairman of the club and other higher ups after June 12th.
Dos Santos joined Tottenham under Juande Ramos, but when Ramos was dismissed his development came to a halt. Redknapp sent out Dos Santos on loans, but when he was back with Tottenham he mostly remained on the bench or off the team sheet.
Now that Redknapp is no longer there should Dos Santos look for a transfer to the Spanish league, or should he remain with Tottenham and see how his luck plays out under a the future manager?
Although it may seem like Dos Santos had trouble in the often cited “more physical” English leagues, he had brief success during his loan period at Ipswich Town. He went on loan in March 2009 and scored four goals in eight appearances. A brief stint, but one that showed that his quality came out when he was on the field.
He also had a half-season loan with Racing de Santander in 2011 where he helped the team avoid relegation. Often times he has been linked to Spanish clubs, after being formed in the system while at Barcelona. One of the most recent rumors linked him to Villarreal, but with the club’s relegation the deal most likely won’t be going forward.
So what should Giovani Dos Santos do in relation to his future? Should he push for a move, or should he stay at Tottenham and brave the new management?
Although he might have a chance under new management(the rumored list includes Andres Villa-Boas, Roberto Martinez, and Rafael Benitez) it would ultimately be better for Dos Santos to seek a move elsewhere. His reputation at Spurs led Redknapp to say that “If he could pass a nightclub as well as he can pass a ball he would be alright,” and unfortunately it seems to have followed him during his time there.
His performances on the field are affected by what’s happening off the field. While a vibrant nightlife can be found across the globe, perhaps playing in London isn’t the greatest choice when that is a serious vice.
A new team might give him that blank slate he’s needed. He’s showed that he can play in a physical league(his time in the Championship helped show this to a certain extent), but the Spanish league suits his style much better.
He’s 23-years-old and still young, but it’s time to have a solid foundation as he goes in to his best footballing years and starts to cement his place as a veteran of the Mexican National team.
His best opportunity to do so is not at Tottenham.