The club are still well positioned to enjoy a fantastic campaign.
Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy
Tottenham announced the imminent departure of Head of Recruitment Paul Mitchell yesterday and with his would-be successor Rob Mackenzie set to follow (as reported by the Telegraph), Spurs fans could be forgiven for being a tad concerned.
The façade of unity and cohesion at all levels of the club, which has been carefully established since Mauricio Pochettino took the reins, has taken a hit - but there is no need to hit the panic button just yet.
Daniel Levy addressed the situation last night and confirmed that Mitchell would stay on until at least the close of the transfer window, meaning any ongoing transfer deals should not be affected.
Georges-Kevin Nkoudou at Marseille
In claiming that ‘most’ of their transfer business has been done, the Spurs chairman has effectively admitted that they are still in the market for reinforcements and with Mitchell still involved in proceedings, there is no reason to think his resignation going public will scupper any transfer plans.
The drawn-out capture of Georges-Kevin Nkoudou still rumbles on and it is uncertain whether that will get over the line, but it is clear that work is ongoing behind the scenes and an out of the blue signing – such as that of Heung-Min Son last summer – should not be ruled out.
Yet even if no new faces arrive at Hotspur Way, Tottenham fans should rest easy in the knowledge that they are well equipped to match or improve upon last season’s achievements.
Tottenham's Vincent Janssen
Spurs now have a much greater ability to rotate the squad without a significant drop in quality and can boast two truly competitive teams.
The current squad is also a year older, wiser and more comfortable with each other – a rare stable environment in a league gripped by upheaval.
Tottenham's Erik Lamela celebrates with team mates after scoring their second goal
Heung-Min Son and Clinton N’Jie – should he end up staying – will be more accustomed to English football and will be ready to prove their worth, while the likes of academy graduates Cameron Carter-Vickers, Harry Winks and Marcus Edwards provide even greater depth.
The benefits of a stable squad cannot be underestimated and Spurs fans need look no further than Leicester for evidence that it doesn’t take giant investment to achieve success.
United, City, Chelsea and Liverpool have splashed the cash and have drawn the attention this summer, leaving Spurs to fly under the radar – a position Pochettino will relish once again.