It's always the manager who carries the can while the director of football gets away with it and that appears to be the case with Franco Baldini at Tottenham.The other thing with Spurs that I can't understand is that if they've got a director of football in Baldini and if Daniel Levy clearly wants an input as well then what does he want in a manager? Presumably they want someone that they can tell 'right we'll give you the players you go off and coach them'. Did he think that AVB was going to be a tracksuit coach and be out there coaching all these wonderful players that he's brought in? Absolutely not, he's a man that gave a PowerPoint presentation to get the job as manager. He's not your hands-on guy down at the training ground every week as far as I understand it. So in every respect I think the Spurs vision was always blurred. The situation at the moment is a total shambles. It's easy to talk in hindsight but in my view Andre Villas-Boas was the wrong choice; he failed at Chelsea and had fallen out with the players, I didn't understand what there was to recommend him and it was a bad appointment. They've got Tim Sherwood in charge, temporarily at least. He's a cracking guy with good ideas but it's hard to start your first job in charge of players that have cost £20million to £30million and will have big egos. They're a total mess and where will they look to next? They better find someone quick because that Champions League spot is disappearing over the horizon at a rate of knots and they're now out of the Capital One Cup, a competition we sometimes turn our noses up at, but it would have been a piece of silverware. Let's not forget that Harry Redknapp took Spurs to the Champions League and gave them a fantastic run and they would have been in the competition the following year had it not been for the freak of Chelsea winning the Champions League. The decision to sack him was one of the biggest mistakes that Daniel Levy will ever have made. He was doing a terrific job. Levy clearly wants to have an influence on the club and it is his money that's going into it so I sort of understand that he wants that. But when you have an input you have to make sure it's good and not taking the club in the wrong direction. They've got Southampton away this Sunday which is not ideal. There's often a new manager bounce but there was none of that present in the cup defeat to West Ham on Wednesday and they're going to be at rock bottom. It's going to be interesting to see how they approach a Southampton side who, despite a couple of setbacks, are still playing some sparkling football and the sort of football that Spurs fans would love to see their team play.