With England’s World Cup dreams now well and truly over, most punters in the Football Transfer Tavern are turning their attentions towards the new Premier League season.
And Tottenham supporters have plenty to look forward to, as the club embarks on yet another new beginning – however this one will be different, won’t it?
The overall feeling towards the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino is positive, with the Argentine having impressed last season during his time in charge of Southampton.
And there is no fear of any eccentric post-match interviews in the style of Tim Sherwood – given their new boss is yet to give an interview in English.
Pochettino worked wonders at St. Mary’s, guiding the Saints to their best ever Premier League finish, and improving British talent – the likes of Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez along the way.
Tottenham supporters are hopeful he can produce a similar trick with some of the signings brought in for big money twelve months ago, most of whom have struggled to impress.
If Pochettino can implement his ideas the way he did on the south coast, and bring in a few new additions of his own, there is no reason Tottenham cannot enjoy a successful 2014/15 campaign.
One imminent arrival is believed to be Croatian international defender Dejan Lovren, a crucial player for Pochettino during his time at St. Mary’s.
But who else will be following him to White Hart Lane this summer?