Newly appointed Tottenham boss Robert Vilahamn has opened up on his move to North London, the conversations he's had with Daniel Levy and the need for them to become a consistent force in the WSL.
The Lilywhites endured a tough campaign in 2022/23 that saw a previous manager Rehanne Skinner sacked in March after nine straight defeats. She was replaced by interim Vicky Jepson, before the permanent appointment of Vilahamn was made at the end of the season.
Spurs just about steered themselves to safety, largely due to the goal contributions of January signing and new club captain Bethany England. Vilahamn's arrival over the summer marks a new era at the club and one that hopes to see them progress up the table this term.
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Vilahamn will have to navigate the start of the new season without the assistance of England, who underwent shoulder surgery shortly after the culmination of the Women's World Cup.
Nevertheless, Vilahamn harbours aspirations to shift the team away from its reliance on the Lioness and instil a consistent playing philosophy shared by the whole club.
«You look two years ago they [Tottenham] were finishing fifth,» Vilahamn told the media ahead of the new season. «I think- perhaps they didn't play the best football but they finished fifth. But I think that was a little bit tricked, that they were better than they were, or players had a really good season and other teams had a bad season.
»I think we need to be consistent and do that for a few years before you show that you are a top team. And to do that I think you need to have a good ground, a good identity, howRead on football.london