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Daniel Levy has done it again and dragged Tottenham even further into the gutter – Opinion
By Bruce Grove -

The way that Tottenham has jumped from one PR disaster to another over the last couple of years should have numbed the fans to whatever debacle the club undertakes next but it seems there is no limit to the capacity of Daniel Levy and the board to denigrate our once respected club.

I could go through a long list of “cock-ups” that Levy and his cohorts have subjected us to and it is a long list but what is the point, we all know what has transpired and we all know that there is no imminent light at the end of the tunnel.

Spurs had an opportunity to start fresh after the sacking of Jose Mourinho, they could have made a positive appointment that could have gotten the fan base excited once again and look forward to the new season with a sunny disposition.

But no chance, not with these clowns in charge.

Paulo Fonseca was not an inspiring choice, well, not in my opinion anyway, however, I was prepared to give the man a go, I understood his Roma record was one of transition and that he did well in Ukraine, it could have worked out with the Portuguese.

But that was too easy for Spurs and Levy, why appoint a youngish manager with a vision when you can throw him to the gutter and instead go after a person like Gennaro Gattuso, a volatile poor manager that does his agents bidding.

Even if Levy was justified in having second thoughts about hiring Fonseca, the way in which the club has gone about changing their minds is utterly disgraceful, it is disrespectful, it is amateurish and it is downright sickening.

If it was Jurgen Klopp or Pep Guardiola that was going to be hired instead then maybe you could have had a semblance of understanding at their cack-handed way of handling the situation, even if it would still have left a bad taste in the mouth, but Gatusso, give me a break.

Tottenham is now a joke of a club, it is pathetic and that rests at the feet of Daniel Levy.

I am not one of those that hates the man and believes he is responsible for everything that has gone wrong but this current state of affairs is on him and him alone.

Gattuso could be a success, I doubt it very much, time will tell but this episode will live long in the memory and this could now be the beginning of the end of Levy’s tenure at the club and right now, that is the only silver lining I can think of it.

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James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago

If only Jeff Bezos would stop sending up Rocket ships and buy out Levy and Lewis.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago

Gazza, Martinez nailed on, get down to Paddy Power ASAP.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
4 months ago

Fonseca’s missus possibly wistful contemplating the prospect of Spurs and quite probably two house moves in the next 12 months! Though, I gather he may now not be coming to us after all, though Gattuso, thankfully, perhaps also kicked into touch now.

I’m beginning to wonder if Levy’s slowing down the whole business of appointing a new manager, so he can later say there just wasn’t sufficient time to bring in new players! What is for sure is that Levy’s keeping one of football’s best comedy acts on the road; unfortunately, the laughs are on us fans!

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago

I believe Rodger, it’s Martinez, safe pair of hands, not much of a manager mind you.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
4 months ago

I think you may be right!

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago

Martinez the man who couldn’t manage the best team in the world to win anything. Yippee.

Andrew
Andrew
4 months ago

Careful James this is still hearsay.

Rodger
Rodger
4 months ago

Believe me or not but i have real inside info. Every story about our new Manager has been and will be absolute rubbish. I have no idea how the BCC, Skysports and even the athletic have reported these as fact. There has been no leaks from the club until now.

Roberto Martinez has been appointed and will be announced a few days after Belgium’s involvement in Euro 2020 has finished. You can stop reading these ridiculous click bait sites, including this one.

John
John
4 months ago
Reply to  Rodger

Well all I can do is hope you are wrong because to have had to put up with all this nonsense to only go and appoint the person I wanted least will be devastating. Although this should please the Pro Fonseca bunch 😭

Last edited 4 months ago by John
James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago
Reply to  John

That’s the defence sorted.

John
John
4 months ago

I know 🤦🏻‍♂️ If we really want to concede as many as we score may as well be Howe at least English…. really not saying I want Howe to be clear

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago
Reply to  Rodger

Can’t wait, safe vanilla appointment.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago
Reply to  Rodger

You telling us that Spurs have already appointed someone who is currently employed by the Belgian FA.

Memo to UEFA please….

John
John
4 months ago

Anything is worth a go

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
4 months ago

I think he means that there is an agreement in place for after the Euros rather than he has already signed on the dotted line.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
4 months ago
Reply to  Rodger

I said Martinez quite some time back because Levy won’t have to pay a club compensation will he? We all know he would sell his soul to the devil for a few quid.

Spursnutd
Spursnutd
4 months ago
Reply to  Rodger

They have won just five league games at home all season and are guaranteed to finish with their lowest points tally at Goodison Park since the introduction of three points for a win in 1981.
Just b4 he was sacked with Everton in 12th in the league. Bet all the season ticket holders can’t wait for martinez.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
4 months ago
Reply to  Rodger

H …. install that LOL button.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
4 months ago

If we’re struggling that much then get in Potter – at least we know what we’ll be getting in an attack minded coach who is also a level headed guy. Trouble is I see no reason why Potter would want to work for Levy. Lets be honest who would? The man blames everybody except himself when things go wrong and is an ignorant control freak when it comes to football. The Spurs job has become a poison chalice thanks to Levy’s erratic antics. I think he has achieved the almost impossible and upset everybody involved in football around the world. Except perhaps a few rejects from other clubs looking to scam him.

Last edited 4 months ago by Glory Costs Too Much
Bergy
Bergy
4 months ago

And Potter has a 6 year contract

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
4 months ago
Reply to  Bergy

Kane has a long contract too…

John
John
4 months ago

But the clubs looking at Kane have a history of spending money and getting deals done…

dancingbarber
dancingbarber
4 months ago

Hey welcome aboard Eddie Howe. The fans choice.

Bergy
Bergy
4 months ago
Reply to  dancingbarber

Eddie Howe with our defensive players would be a nightmare. But if we are being linked to Gattuso I would snap Eddie’s wrist

John
John
4 months ago
Reply to  Bergy

I’m pretty sure Fonseca, Martinez and Howe would all concede too many not being the elite team in a league

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago

Gattuso was Paratici’s first choice as manager said Alasdair Gold, repeating the Spurs press office line.

Well that’s Paratici holed below the waterline and he’s barely started his job.

That’s how good Paratici’s judgement is, he thought Gattuso was an ideal manager.

Last edited 4 months ago by James McKevitt.
denzil
denzil
4 months ago

Levy is now looking to name our new manager its Mr Bean

makatiandy
makatiandy
4 months ago

i thought it was Mendes?

Harry
Harry
4 months ago

Levy is an absolute pathetic joke, if only he backed Poch 3 seasons ago when everyone with a football brain knew the squad needed updating and getting rid of stale players. Instead that lunatic decided to invest in an on site brewery, a skywalk, a view of players walking thru a glass passage onto the pitch. Please close the door on your way out Levy….stay in the Bahamas drinking with your mate Joe.

Spanky The Wonder Giraffe
Spanky The Wonder Giraffe
4 months ago

this could now be the beginning of the end of Levy’s tenure at the club”

Here’s the problem. It won’t be. Nothing sticks to Levy, he escapes blame and still the happy clappers willingly cough up the readies to ensure his £6 million salary is covered. And how does Lewis willingly allow this brand damage to continue?

We’re knacked because there aren’t enough people that give a monkeys to do anything. I’ve cancelled my membership, because that’s literally all I can do, as well as ensuring ENIC don’t get another penny from me unless they wake up and take the football business seriously.

Mikevardysbeard
Mikevardysbeard
4 months ago

spot on. The happy clappers as you correctly describe them will continue to feed the beast. Enic has to go. We need to shine a light, as Harry does, on their “development” activities in the area, I suspect this is where we will find the skeletons

Harry
Harry
4 months ago

I really hope that this is the end of Levy’s tenure…..in any other business the CEO would have been shown the door ages ago for their incompetence at running a business

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
4 months ago

“Last couple of years” – it goes back to the middle of the Pochettino era when we signed no players for over a year. Have you got a short memory Bruce?

Slacky
Slacky
4 months ago

What’s to worry about, yes the manager situation is bothersome but the club have just announced on their website, some jiggling around of hundreds of millions of pounds worth of debt and Bank of America’s very own Elliot McCabe was quoted as saying “We are very pleased with the overall results and strong support from the existing investors and banks. Once again, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (THFC) achieved “firsts” in the Direct Private Placement market for Sports, with the long dated bullets topping the 25 years achieved initially with a new 30-year tranche. The results underscore the high confidence in ownership, management and THFC long term.
I can see the good days just around the corner…

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
4 months ago
Reply to  Slacky

Ugh really?

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
4 months ago
Reply to  Slacky

How many years now have you been seeing good times just around the corner?!

Dexter
Dexter
4 months ago
Reply to  Slacky

I consider myself a bit of a loony sometimes. But proud loony. You, Sir have outdone me.

Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
4 months ago

Does anyone know when the 1st team training starts back…other than the players at the euro’s, don’t players normally get 3-4 weeks off then back which means they literally turn up with no one there….a bit like when you turn up for school and there’s no teachers because they are “on a training day”…..”go home lads”, there’s no coach”…

Spanky The Wonder Giraffe
Spanky The Wonder Giraffe
4 months ago

I think it’s July 7th for some reason…?

Mike J
Mike J
4 months ago

This ^

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