I didn’t plan it, but there’s a lot of not-so great information about Derby County in today’s Hoddle. Let’s start here.
Derby’s potential new owner, Erik Alonso, has been asked by the EFL to prove that he has the funds to run a football club.— The Second Tier (@secondtierpod) May 11, 2021
This morning he tweeted a video of a very fancy house.
Only issue is it looks VERY similar to a very fancy house on Tik Tok. pic.twitter.com/k8J71oWlXf
Ramble of the Day
As of the time of I wrote this, we’ve hit a bit of a lull when it comes to news about a possible new Tottenham manager. With a few ruled out and no genuinely obvious candidate, now seems like a fun time to just name our guesses for who will get the job sooner rather than later.
Here’s a poll to inspire conversation. I just went with the oddsmakers’ favorites for the poll, but there’s a reason the “other” option exists. The managers are sorted by alphabetical order by last name.
Who will be Tottenham’s next manager?
This poll is closed
For transparency, I’m voting for Potter because it seems like things are trending his way. Most of the candidates who seemingly ranked higher than him at the start of this search are out of the picture, and he very clearly has his fans. I remain a little bit surprised at Inzaghi’s odds, considering football.london poured cold water on that rumor on Monday. Maybe the odds just haven’t updated yet.
The poll’s up until the end of today, UK time.
tl;dr: Let’s take a stab at guessing who the next Tottenham manager is, because there’s no shame in getting things like this wrong.
Stay informed, read this: Robin Pogrebin on “Shattered Glass,” an exhibition at Hollywood’s Jeffrey Deitch Gallery that features art exclusively by people of color for The New York Times
Links of the Day
Derby County could face a points deduction after the EFL won its appeal, which found the club guilty of FFP regulations.
Gianluigi Buffon will leave Juventus at the end of the season.
Defender Richard Keogh was awarded a payout of £2.3m from Derby, winning his legal battle over breach of contract.
A longer read: Donald McRae profiles Sir Alex Ferguson in a wide-ranging interview that covers the highs and lows of his football career and his life for the Guardian