Kranjcar, Saha and King have already left and others will follow. The "great squad" is beginning to age and crack apart, and money will have to spent to replace the bit parts, never mind strengthen the team itself. Modric and Bale, meanwhile, have a big decision to make. Footballers' careers are short and when in your prime, you want to be playing at the very top, not in the You'rearopey League.
So Levy has a problem. Does he trust Redknapp to spend big and build a new squad - and we all know what 'appens when 'Arry gets his 'ands on the dosh don't we? - or does he cut his losses and find somebody he can trust rather than a fly by night who has a habit of buying short term success in return for long term damage?
How ironic that Levy buggered Redknapp's chances of managing England by putting a King's ransom on his head. Perhaps he put the knife in well a truly by inviting the FA to make a payment into a certain canine's off shore account whilst they were about it!
Poor 'Arry, from a dog with two dicks, he could soon find himself a dog without a bone!