I think this story can be neatly filed in the Self Inflicted file, which is kept in the circular, open-topped cabinet near the espresso machine.
The front of Levy & Co. is simply extraordinary and here we have another example of the worrying detachment that exists inside the club that has drifted aimlessly with no manager for two months, no sponsor for its stadium, and no trophies since 2008. Any normal top-flight side would focus their entire energies upon running a professional operation and solving the self-inflicted mess.
At Tottenham, we have a chairman who instead opts to issue a video mocking speculation and complaining about an alleged invasion of his privacy, and now we have a press officer that feels that speculation is unhelpful and sews its own flavour of discord which itself misrepresents the levels of chaos within the club.
Perhaps less introspective waffle, and more concentration upon solving what are pressing issues. In the 21st century, information voids will be filled incessantly, courtesy of the Internet.