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“I’m not sure he has ever had that sort of dynamic before” Sherwood says Conte is not prepared for Daniel Levy
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Former Tottenham manager, Tim Sherwood reckons that Antonio Conte is most likely not prepared to see Daniel Levy at the Tottenham training ground every day and hints the Italian will be shocked to realise that is how the Spurs supremo operates.

Spurs also have a very passionate football director in Fabio Paratici and they are all under pressure from fans now and the team needs to start delivering fine performances.

Conte is the latest manager tasked with helping the Lilywhites become a top club again.

Sherwood knows what it means to work at Spurs and the pressure of the job and reveals one key thing Conte would soon find is normal at the club.

“This man (Conte) is very demanding,” said Sherwood to Premier League Daily

“He’ll see Daniel Levy there every day.

“I’m not sure he has ever had that sort of dynamic before when he goes into training every day and he sees the president of the football club there. 

“He will be asking Daniel ‘what he has been doing today?’ I am sure. And Paratici will be getting it in the earhole as well.”

The Boy Hotspur Says

Levy is an astute businessman and is keen to see the club succeed. Going to the training ground daily isn’t exactly a bad thing.

However, if he tries to influence the manager or interfere in his work, then it would become a step too far.

But Levy knows Conte is one of the best managers in the world and he has brought the Italian to the club because of his managerial record.

Levy will almost certainly not interfere in what the Italian does on the training ground. If he does, it cannot end well.

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dembeleshapedhole
dembeleshapedhole
7 days ago

“However, if he tries to influence the manager or interfere in his work, then it would become a step too far.”
hahaha that is what (s)he does. I’d love to see it play our differently but I’ll skip to the “it cannot end well” denouement.

East Stand
East Stand
9 days ago

How can any sane Spurs fan be anything but cynical and pessimistic about Levy after his 22 year track record?

its impossible, unless you’re a bit slow up top…

Last edited 9 days ago by Easty
East Stand
East Stand
9 days ago

Levy has been forced to pay Conte well to try and get the team back in the top 4 (like he did Jose). Beyond that I doubt there’s been much discussion, on either side…

Last edited 9 days ago by Easty
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
8 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

He’s been promised money for sure otherwise he wouldn’t have signed.. Maureen would have been promised money to spend too, but then covid struck, the debt started to grow. This must have halted proceedings. Maureen did mention broken promises after he left.

East Stand
East Stand
8 days ago

My take on it is that there wasn’t a big job available to Conte, or a smaller club that would pay him the salary he’d expect. Rather than sit around waiting, Paratici probably talked him round to come and try and get the club in the top 4.

There’ll be money to bring players in, I’m sure but nothing like Conte had been used to at Inter and Chavski. I see this as a short term appointment, otherwise why does a manager of his caliber only sign an 18 month deal?

He’s with us until something bigger and more ambitious comes along, the state of finances at the big clubs in Italy & Spain has led him to us.

Sonificent
Sonificent
9 days ago

An observation over the years that concerns me is that none of the managers he has fired, even Mourinho, have really come out to state clearly what the real issue is at Spurs. Likely the enormous pay packets are linked to some kind of non-disparagement clause. Maybe another reason why the sheeple still go along with the pro-Levy rhetoric. Hope that Conte changes all that but will involve a complete 180 change in Levy dealings.

East Stand
East Stand
9 days ago
Reply to  Sonificent

I doubt Conte will be dictated to or dictate to Levy, if it doesn’t work I feel he will just leave gracefully and let everyone work it out for themselves…

Sonificent
Sonificent
9 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

Will be another missed opportunity.

East Stand
East Stand
8 days ago
Reply to  Sonificent

Sadly, we can all predict how this will play out…

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
9 days ago

Watch Contes angry moments on you tube.. Lol.. He would eat Levy for breakfast.. I would expect Paratici to be dealing with and working with Conte alot closer than Levy… The Bald one at the ground is hardly a problem, he’s not going to be interfering with training, or coaches talks is he… “what have you been doing today?” is the best (or worst) case scenario is it Tim? Tim was also ripping Conte for banning ketchup and mayonnaise.. It’s not the 90s anymore Timbo, but even back then the majority of people knew diet and nutrition is important.. Tim seems salty still.. Very good player. Sub par manager. Poor pundit.

East Stand
East Stand
9 days ago

No more sharing croissants with the training staff and players at Hotspur Way, like in the reality TV show then?! 😂

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
9 days ago

Levy should butt out of footballing matters entirely. Why the hell does he need to go to the training ground everyday, is he becoming our next wing back? How would he like it if Conte sat across from his desk every day and listened to his phone calls? There is only one thing more annoying than a control freak, and that is a tightfisted one.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
9 days ago

He’s got a billion pound debt to drive down for starters.. Are we in the top ten in the world yet for revenue? Must be work sorting out the economics.. You’re right of course he has to stay out of football matters.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
9 days ago

Perhaps if he left the football to the experts he’d see the debt dwindle a lot faster.

East Stand
East Stand
9 days ago

Very good point.

coys1882
coys1882
9 days ago

Even someone with a hide as thick as Levy’s, must surely know that his already severely compromised credibility as chairman is on the line here. The utter debacle of the managerial search, culminating in Nuno’s futile four month tenure; the termination of 3 managers in two years, all with accompanying staffs and contract payoffs required; have made the club a ‘laughing stock’ and cost ENIC and thereby THFC, umpteen millions.

Notwithstanding if that figure has been subsequently mitigated by the managerial casualties finding new employ, it still bears testament to Levy’s incompetence in the matter of running a football club, in other words what he is actually paid to do! Appointing Conte is almost the final throw of the dice. Fail to back the volatile Italian, who wins everywhere he goes and the finger of blame will point in only one direction, Levy’s.

This is the true reality of the ‘dynamic’ between the two of them, Conte is a serial winner with a CV of success even more current than Mourinho’s. So let’s be under no illusion, the diminutive fraudster is ‘drinking in last chance saloon’, maybe sufficient incentive to liberate even his notorious parsimony in the direction of backing this manager. In truth, Levy’s made a rod for his own back, the self-flagellation should make for compelling viewing!

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
9 days ago
Reply to  coys1882

I think what has really got into his thick skull is the “Levy out” chants at the Man U match, even he can’t spin those into something else.

East Stand
East Stand
9 days ago

The shiny stadium mantra soon evaporates with that chant. I honestly think Levy thought he’d be sainted by the fans for the stadium. He’s such a f*cking klutz, masquerading as some kind of ‘mastermind’, in his head…

Last edited 9 days ago by Easty
dembeleshapedhole
dembeleshapedhole
7 days ago

Quite right, making it toxic for the sponsors etc is the way

eddie
eddie
9 days ago

Levy also bought in Mourinho because he was one of the very best aroung and has the trophies to prove it,but that didn’t work out too well.

I hope I’m wrong,but I can’t help but see the same scenario with Conte.He will not tolerate levy’s interference

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
9 days ago
Reply to  eddie

Conte has a short fuse for sure and Levy can be the most annoying chairman on the planet, not a match made in heaven.

East Stand
East Stand
9 days ago

Quite!

dembeleshapedhole
dembeleshapedhole
7 days ago

The emotional element/back (sob) story, #mevictim of (insert ism) etc is already present in elite sport, all part of the drama and entertainment. A “domestic” situation between Conte and Levy would be a good watch and click bait heaven for the media

Sao Paulo Spurs
Sao Paulo Spurs
9 days ago

Nothing that Levy has done during his 20 plus year tenure at the club has worked. What i mean by worked is, consistent finishing positions in the league (we are up and down like a bride’s nightie) and the winning of trophies.

“Hang on”, I hear you cry “Didn’t we win the league cup in 2008, you dope?”

Yes, we did. By accident.

If DL continues to micromanage the hell out of this then Sherwood is correct. In 12 months time we will be no better off than we are now.

Harry Hotspur
9 days ago

This.

Archibald&Crooks (SnideChump)
Archibald&Crooks (SnideChump)
9 days ago

Harsh SPS it is early days after all (only around 22 years?)

I think this is the one that will work out fine.
Imagine when we edge out the eel munchers for 4th place or 3rd).

We all remember Jose’s jig at Palarse when we edged into 6th well watch Antonio go…..

East Stand
East Stand
9 days ago

Also the League Cup being the most minor trophy any English club can win, and also being 13 years ago, makes it largely irrelevant…

Dino
Dino
8 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

I think Conte will be gone by February… he’ll walk once Levy has interfered which Levy has done with every manager who has worked under him

East Stand
East Stand
8 days ago
Reply to  Dino

Sadly, that could well happen. I feel he might stick it out until the summer and that may well be it….

Last edited 8 days ago by Easty
East Stand
East Stand
8 days ago

We never are better off over time, things improve and then Levy hits the reset button, sells players, sacks managers. I believe this is deliberate and done to both control the expectations of the fans and cash in on players in a constant cycle. There‘s probably a spread sheet and a flow chart from 2000 in Levy’s office drawer, that he still refers to, to this day… 🤔

dembeleshapedhole
dembeleshapedhole
7 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

Nail on the head, right there.
“We never are better off over time, things improve and then ?? hits the reset button,” 
People may wish to look around and examine the micro mirroring the macro. 1620.1720,1820,1920.

dembeleshapedhole
dembeleshapedhole
7 days ago

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