Harry Redknapp believes poor recruitment is the main reason for Totenham’s problems.
Spurs, with interim boss Cristian Stellini in charge, were hammered 6-1 by Newcastle on Sunday – another low point in a troubled season.
And former Tottenham manager Redknapp has no doubt that failure to identify the right players has been costly.
Speaking on Talksport, Redknapp said: “They keep changing managers – they’ve had manager after manager. Their recruitment has been poor.
“They’ve signed four or five different right-backs and still can’t find one that they’re happy with. They’ve signed left-backs galore.
“I think the recruitment looks to be the problem. They keep changing managers but they’ve got to bring in better players really. It’s just not good enough.”
Many Spurs fans blame chairman Daniel Levy, who has attracted criticism for his running of the club.
But Redknapp said: “He’s brought in top managers. They’ve gone out and brought in the best managers. They’ve certainly gone for it and brought in top people.
“I think they’re the fourth or fifth top spenders in the last five or six years in the Premier League.
“They’ve brought players in – Richarlison has cost £70m and is sitting on the bench, doesn’t even get in the team.
“So they’ve spent money but they’ve not spent money well. That is the problem. The recruitment has been poor.
“They’ve gone out and recruited but not recruited well. That is the key. And that needs to improve whoever they bring in.”