With Nuno Espirito Santo being sacked after just 10 games of this current Premier League season, it was clear that Tottenham made a huge mistake in terms of their hunt for a new manager in the summer.
While although a huge mistake was made, they then made huge steps to rectify such an issue and not only did Daniel Levy see the error of his ways, but he also moved in double quick time to fix the problem.
A problem that saw Antonio Conte finally answer the call and with the Italian reportedly turning down Tottenham first time around, chairman Levy finally got his man four months later than first hoped.
A man who arrives in North London with title winning pedigree in both England and Italy and with success being captured within the confines of the Premier League and Serie A, the ultimate aim will be to deliver silverware to his new employers.
While although silverware is certainly an achievable prospect at the end of this season and especially as Tottenham find themselves within three cup competitions at present, it is the biggest prize of all that will interest Conte the most.
A prize that the former Chelsea boss won back in 2017 and by following up his league success with the F.A. Cup a year later, it is fair to say that the Italianís time at Stamford Bridge was a short but rather happy one.
That stint in West London was only two seasons long and with Conteís latest contract initially being just 18-months in length, he certainly will not want to waste the first six of those in the middle of the Premier League table.
Because that is where Tottenham find themselves at the time of writing and for those who believe that the ex-Juventus midfielder and manager can launch his new charges up the league, that may be wishful thinking in the short-term at least.
To the point where those who are looking to place a wager on the outcome of this seasonís Premier League title will be best suited using their draftkings sportsbook promo code on the likes of Chelsea or Manchester City instead.† If only because there is no doubt that this Tottenham project is going to be a huge work in progress and although the manager is undoubtedly world class, there is also no doubt that the squad he has inherited is not.
Even with the likes of Harry Kane and Hueng-min Son to call upon in attack, Tottenham have been incredibly shot shy as of late and although the blame cannot lie on the shoulders of the new man in charge, he would have overseen a blank during his first domestic stint in the technical area.
One that took Tottenham to Everton and after a dour goalless draw was played out at Goodison Park, it means that at the time of writing, they have failed to register a shot on target in 227 minutes of play.
A statistic that makes incredibly bad reading for Tottenham supporters, a statistic that when you think about it is rather criminal and although Giovani Lo Celso hit the post late on against Everton, the woodwork does constitute being on target.
Which is something that Conte is certainly going to have to address during the international break and although some of the Tottenham panel will be representing their countries, a large element will be left behind on the training ground.
Something that perhaps speaks volumes as to the overall quality of those who are currently wearing Tottenham colours and if more and more are not getting international call ups, then they are not at the standard that is truly required for the club.
Which also means, the latest Tottenham managerial incumbent may finally be the man to oversee the painful transition that has been mentioned for a number of years and if the deadwood can be cleared in the New Year, it may help matters in the second half of the season.
A half of the season where all the prizes are handed out and if an agonising trophy drought of nearly 14 years can be ended in either February or May, it will undoubtedly give this a whole club a boost for the 2022/23 campaign.
A campaign that according to the terms of the contract, would be Conteís last season in charge and what better way to go out than by finally helping the bridesmaid of English football finally become the bride.
If that was to be the case and right now, that is a big if, then what is largely considered a fractious fanbase would finally be bought together and although the ENIC ownership of Tottenham may not have changed, who would care if the club can get their hands on the Premier League trophy.†