Expected position of the Guardian book The third (note: this is not necessarily David Heitner’s expectation but the average of our writers’ tips)
Last season’s position the fourth
League winning odds (via Oddschecker) 12-1
Daniel Levy has broken the habit of his life, and in the process helped send optimism among the Spurs support team. The chairman usually likes to wait during the transfer window, hoping for deals, but he moved early this summer, and has the bulk of the business coming in by mid-July. One person was particularly pleased with it, and if Antonio Conte was happy, so would everyone else. The manager wanted to hit the ground running quickly during his first preparatory season at the club, to build on the momentum generated from his drive to finish the Champions League last May, and with a host of new signings in place there is a sense of clarity and cohesion.
Last summer seemed like a world away. That was when Nuno Espirito Santo is set As a manager – after a 72-day search, to a disappointing reaction – and Harry Kane wanted to leave. Conte changed everything Since taking office from Nuno last November, imposing his will on Levi and the rest of the club. The other game-changing factor was the £150m capital increase that Levy oversaw from the majority shareholder, Enic, at the end of last season.
The team has quality – titled Kane and Son Heung-min – and impressive depth. Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel believes that Tottenham have “perhaps the strongest team they have ever created” and could find his club’s place in third place since last season under threat. What would be better for Tottenham is to win a cup; They demanded only one during Levi’s 21-year leadership.