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“I think great credit has to go to Levy” Spurs supremo earns praise for Mourinho appointment
By Bruce Grove -

Darren Bent says Daniel Levy deserves credit for taking a chance on the appointment of Jose Mourinho as Tottenham’s latest manager.

Spurs had been under the management of Mauricio Pochettino for more than 5 years and he helped them to reach the final of two competitions.

But his team started the 2019/2020 season in poor form, and it cost him his job.

Most Tottenham fans have been used to their team playing beautiful attacking football, and some wouldn’t have enjoyed the news of Mourinho becoming their latest manager.

While he always wins trophies, Mourinho’s teams have never played the most entertaining football.

Bent says that credit has to go to Levy for recognising that the team had reached its limit under Poch and appointing Mourinho to take them to the next step.

The Special One has led them to the final of the Carabao Cup, Bent says winning it will make his appointment ultimately justified.

He told Football Insider: “That’s really big from Daniel Levy because he gets a lot of criticism anyway. When he let Poch go, I’m pretty sure that’s when he received most of his criticism.

“But he understood what was going on. Maybe he saw it and realised Poch has got them as far as he can. So he goes and gets Mourinho, someone who’s been there and done that?

“I think great credit has to go to Levy for A) recognising potential and knowing what needs to be done and B) taking a great risk because it could have backfired.

“He could have brought Mourinho in, it could have been horrible, the atmosphere could have been terrible. But the fact they’re in a league cup final will show a lot of Spurs fans that this was the right decision.

“But there will only be 100% validation if he actually wins something.”

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ministerscat
ministerscat
1 month ago

Well ain’t you just the sage Barren Dent.
What do you think of Covid-19 & Palestine?

All I want from Levy now is to churn (out) any number of our bloated squad.
Who to 100% keep is the question
Toby
Hojbjerg
NDombele
Son
Kane
who else is vital to the team.
Moura/Winks/Lamela etc who gives a toss

ministerscat
ministerscat
1 month ago
Reply to  ministerscat

Talking to myself now (thanks David)
apols shipmates I am angry today and thats when you make mistakes
of course little Regy a def. keeper

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago
Reply to  ministerscat

Lloris (who may be going anyway)
Toby
Hojbjerg
Son
Kane
Regy
Rodon

I’d get rid of the rest!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Thats the problem we are probably an average side (consistently punching above our weight in the past seasons) essentially relying on the deadly duo for goals!
Take Kane and Son out the equation and what have you got. Not a lot me thinks?

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Obviously keep Tangy

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Arsenal 0 v Palace 0

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Apparently this match wont live long in the memory which keeps us 6 pts above our N London rivals!

Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
1 month ago

Benteke and Sissoko are cut from the same cloth

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Strange about Benteke as his career plunged once he left Aston Villa!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

There was a moment last night when going on a mazy run expecting him to pull the trigger only for Sissy to fluff his lines!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Whilst expressing apologies for being a broken record the one player who would have transformed us this season had we not botched up the deal and made us serious title contenders is the ultra confident Jack Grealish who seldom disappoints. Thats whom we are missing somebody capable of dictating tempo, threading passes and orchestrating moves to good effect plus chipping in with goals!!

Last edited 1 month ago by David Dillenberg
Jim Mckevitt
Jim Mckevitt
1 month ago

True David said at the time we’d have years to regret not signing Jack, perfect Dele replacement, scores goals, is English and his value would have tripled by now. Exactly the spark that’s missing from our midfield. Big mistake. I remember someone on this blog writing him off as “only a haircut”.

Last edited 1 month ago by Jim Mckevitt
David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago
Reply to  Jim Mckevitt

Until we buy a creative midfielder of Modric, Xavi, Iniesta and David Silva ilk I simply can’t see the side developing fast consistently playing exciting attractive football that us fellow posters are demanding.

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
1 month ago

Has anyone noticed that this Side really do not want the ball ? Winks for example, unless he is in 50 yards of space, and on his own . But when we are outside the oppositions box we think we are Brazil ’70, all flicks and stepovers but with no end product.

Paddio
Paddio
1 month ago
Reply to  Limerick AL

Winks is a speed of thought issue, he’s the ability but he misses the opportunity to put a killer pass and then ends up with just a simple sideways or backwards pass

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago
Reply to  Paddio

Given that his performances have not kicked on since he made his scoring debut against West Ham IMO he joins our rank of players who are deemed surplus to requirements!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago
Simply put we need to cash in and utilise the funds for purposes of recruiting a much needed creative midfielder.
David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Simply put we need to cash in and utilise the funds for purposes of recruiting a much needed creative midfielder.

Spursnutd
Spursnutd
1 month ago

Yes now was that bent meaning this crap football we are playing is down to Jose who levy appointed. When no one else wanted Jose when he was free so no fee to pay just his ridiculous wages levy appointed him. Did this because he did not fancy the amount of money was needed to upgrade the squad so bring in Jose and maybe he can start a new pound stretcher squad and maybe win something take the pressure of levy and the board.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago

I feel for n€w lan€ l€vy. He was about spend good good dough on players (José knew it) but the whole c19 fck up the ting. The “product” was about to be the main focu$. A winning valuable squad is all that is needed for MAXIMUM ENIC SALE PROFIT. it’s all about investing in the team now. Everyting else “bless.

Paddio
Paddio
1 month ago

Winning and Jose is that the penny dropped that to get great sponsorship money ie stadium naming rights the team has to win and not just compete. Jose will get a contract extension as the project is now win the big prizes in 5 years

Cabspur
Cabspur
1 month ago
Reply to  Paddio

Jam tomorrow then ,I’ve lived it I’ve soon lived it.
I’m dead.

Tony Borg
Tony Borg
1 month ago

Great credit will go to Levy if we sign the players and quality of player we need. That being Marcel Sabitzer, Kim Min-Jae and a right back that is better than what we have.

Paddio
Paddio
1 month ago
Reply to  Tony Borg

We had a lot of ins this year, but unlike previously I think they will jettison players a lot quicker than previously

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
1 month ago
Reply to  Paddio

Thats if some other Club actually want them !