There were times this season when things looked bleak for Tottenham.
A prolonged and almost embarrassing managerial search in the summer saw Nuno Espirito Santo eventually appointed, but the former Wolves boss lasted just fourth months.
Star man Harry Kane wanted out too, with champions Manchester City keen to sign him, but the England skipper ended up staying.
There were suggestions he had downed tools at the north London club, seemingly disinterested and taking until mid-October to score his first Premier League goal of the campaign.
But after a rocky start under current manager Antonio Conte, the signs are looking much brighter for Tottenham – and Kane is now facing a dilemma about his future.
‘My team is improving in many aspects’
On 30 October, Tottenham were eighth in the table, two points adrift of a Champions League spot following a humiliating 3-0 home defeat by Manchester United.
It cost Espirito Santo his job, sacked just two days later.
Former Chelsea boss Conte was appointed as his replacement and the situation got worse as recently as 23 February, slipping seven points behind the top four following a poor 1-0 defeat by Burnley.
After that game, Conte suggested if he was the problem at the club he was “ready to go”, but the comment has acted as a galvanising effect for the side.
Spurs have since gone on a run of five wins and a loss in their last six games, including Sunday’s 5-1 thrashing of Newcastle , to propel them into a Champions League spot.