The arrival of Jose Mourinho as manager has had a positive impact on Spurs, not just on the field, but off it as well.
And further evidence of that fact has come with news that defender Jan Vertonghen is interested in a new deal with the club.
The Belgian international is out of contract next summer, and is free to start talks with foreign clubs in January, with Roma and Bayer Leverkusen amongst the teams reported to be interested in acquiring his services.
However, the 32 year old, who was told he was not for sale in the summer, would be willing to sign a contract extension at White Hart Lane, although there have been, as yet, no discussions with the club and the player’s representatives.
Vertonghen missed Mourinho’s first win as manager at West Ham through injury, but earned a place on the bench on Tuesday night as the side came from two goals down to beat Olympiakos in the Champions League.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.