'Arry was 'opping mad when Roeder replaced him at West Ham and talked of the difference between a manager and a coach, insisting a football coach had never won anything in the game. He was spot on with Roeder and the suspicion is that he will harbour the same opinion of green behind the ears AVB.
Quite why Levy thinks AVB will handle the Tottenham egos any better than he handled the Chelsea egos is beyond me. The guy was exposed as light weight at Stamford Bridge and he faces similar problems and temptations at Tottenham. The Spurs squad is beginning to crack apart at the seams and after a fantastic season under Redknapp, requires major reinvestment to repeat. Meanwhile, there's a reasonable crop of youngsters available who AVB will find more malleable and so easier to manage. If he tries to jettison experienced players too early, as at Chelsea, the knives will be out again.
If not the new Roeder, then AVB has all the makings of becoming the new Oneday Ramos - a big reputation abroad but lacking the necessary understanding of the British game to repeat the trick in the Prem.
The trouble is, AVB arrives with major question marks over him, even before the first ball is kicked. If Spurs come out of the blocks slowly, then God help him!