It would not be a lie to say that the relationship between Daniel Levy and the supporters is at an all-time low.
It is never a good thing when there is such a disconnect between a clubs fans and the board, it never results in success on the field and if that broken relationship is not repaired then everyone involved will pay a price.
Therefore, in the hope that the situation can improve, I make five suggestions that could see the relationship between the fans and Levy improve.
The obvious one, which I suppose is screaming Levy out and probably the one decision that the 59-year-old could make that would definitely get the fans back on side, well, most of them anyway.
Invest hundreds of millions into player acquisition
We can all moan and whine about Man City as much as we want, I certainly do but the fact is that boards are very rarely criticised when the club spends a ton of money. Look at Chelsea, they sack a club legend and get away with it all because they can buy the fans off with massive signings. It really is not rocket science and the ultimate owner of Tottenham Joe Lewis, can afford it.
Treat the fans better
Reduce ticket prices, lower merchandise prices, cut refreshment prices, subsidise travel costs. Maybe this will not be enough right now because the fans care more about what is happening on the pitch but it will go some way to building bridges with fans that feel they are being taken for mugs. It’s a start, put it that way.
Persuade Harry Kane to stay
Levy can force Kane to remain at the club for the next three seasons if he really wanted to but what will that achieve? That is not what the fans really want, certainly not the ones I speak with, what they want is for Kane to want to stay and not be forced to stay. How Levy achieves this I do not know but if he can persuade the England captain to remain at the club and Kane to say so publicly then I am sure most fans will appreciate that.
Apologise and do a full on mea culpa
Levy needs to say sorry for many many things, including not backing Mauricio Pochettino to the latest sorry state of affairs and all that has gone before. He needs to hold his hands up and admit that he is at fault and he has to genuinely mean it. It would not be anywhere near enough and probably most of the fans will not be interested in a mea culpa from the chairman but again, it is a start.
Apart from resigning, I accept that anything else Levy does will probably not be enough to appease the fans, not after what has happened but if he is not going to quit it is not in anyone interested for this broken relationship to continue as it is and a reset has to start somewhere.
But if Levy says sorry, pumps in massive money, treat the fans better and gets Kane back on side then the road ahead would surely be a lot more positive because the way it is right now is simply not tenable.
Oh, I nearly forgot, employ a proper manager as well, that would help.