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ITK: Useful insight into Levy/Poch relationship
By Harry Hotspur -

A cursory glance at the Premier League table gives one an immediate flavour of the confusion and general discord at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in 2019. An estimated billion pound infrastructure investment has been greeted by lacklustre football that’s left Mauricio Pochettino’s side 14th in the league.

A source close to the club tells the Harry Hotspur Blog that Daniel Levy’s longest serving manager enjoys a solid personal friendship with Levy; one that includes socializing with the Argentine, who is now in his 5th year at Spurs. The two do not solely operated within an ’employer/employee’ relationship. This is a break from the usual situation at THFC.

Whist this 2018/19 season has to date been largely forgettable, and potentially dangerous, this blog understands that Mauricio has stored up “plenty of credits in the bank with Levy”. This manager has over delivered and Levy is aware of this and that his manager also has a genuine love of Spurs.

The one area that has caused strain upon the relationship is the sale of players that Mauricio no longer wanted in his squad. The inability to move on Danny Rose in the summer was not welcomed by the gaffer. Additionally, “90%” of general staff at club were convinced that Christian Eriksen was leaving in the summer and this too frustrated.

This blog also understands this summer’s 3 major transfers in were all Pochettino first choices.

Opinion: It looks as if Poch might survive anything bar a significant relegation threat.

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17 responses to “ITK: Useful insight into Levy/Poch relationship”

  1. MrChickenHead says:

    How long before Red Nose delivered at ManU 10 years?

  2. Is Gascoigne gonna have a crac says:

    Even if a battle to stay in the division ensues I still don’t think Maurice will or should go, it’s far more complex than just getting a new boss. This is an ex football club that is rotten from the top down. As far as the footballing situation it’s now down to the players to bumble their way to a respectable finish. They must be aware that no help is coming and they also must wonder what they’re exactly fighting for, a badge? A badge that stands for nothing like whats looming over N17 now. The paying customers? Well, if for anyone do it for them. The poor hapless folk who have been spin and managed like dreamy eyes toddlers.

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crac says:

      *spun *eyed

    • Spurs est1882 says:

      why would the players “bumble” their way out, they have no need, each to a man could easily leave on reputation alone – they have no “skin in the game” bar pride. Hence why its clear the difference in desire between Kane and the rest, he cares.

  3. JimmyGrievance says:

    We are teetering on the brink of a relegation battle. Watching us at the moment I can’t see a game we are capable of winning. We haven’t hit rock bottom just yet but it’s not far away.

    The belief has gone. The players aren’t playing for themselves let alone the shirt. We can talk about players who want out we can talk about players who might come in. None of that will win games.

    Hold in tight….. Rapids a head…..

  4. legoverlassreinvented says:

    Maybe that cushdy relationship is part of the problem. We all know that Levy and ENIC have no real desire to win anything with the football team. It is the fact that Pooch has been complicit with this knowledge that has created the malaise within the squad.Levy pays himself top dollar and Pooch gets paid top dollar but most of the squad do not get paid market rate. How the hell can you expect anything other than the shambles we are watching week in and week out based on that situation festering away at the spirit of the squad,The only thing that will break this Levy / Pooch love in is a relegation threat and Uncle Joe calling godson Daniel on his bat phone from the Bahamas and instructing him to pull the trigger on Pooch.

  5. Jay says:

    Look a year ago and let’s be honest poch was god to nearly every spurs fan. Now we are in a situation that isn’t good, but getting rid of a good manager everytime we have a bad time is madness. Poch could of gone to almost any club in world football but didn’t he’s here for the long term. Levy is probably the most respected men in the business. I agree with you he’s not always good to us but nether the less he’s also not going anywhere yet. Poch got i think three good player’s in unfortunately two were injured and it’s set us back because we don’t have a large team unlike pool and city. Playing Wednesday away to red star 8pm and Saturday is difficult with a small squad so he’s trying to rest players. Sometimes it works and sometimes it fails. I want to just see who cones in in January before I complain too much. I also want to see how we play when sess ndembele and celco are fit and in the team before I make my judgement. He poch does make mistakes I’ve said many times it feels like he’s learning as he goes along taking delle off Saturday I thought was a mistake. Can we hold our nerve a bit longer because I really believe if poch goes he will do very well and to be honest getting another manager??? In how do we know he’d get on with levy like poch snd do a better job. Please don’t forget what poch has done for us. I also want to just say I remember last season when Tripp wasn’t at his best fans wanted him out just like Kyle and look what happens. Be very mindful of our past history before we cry for change

    • JimmyGrievance says:

      ENIC have been in charge 20 years. No silverware. Poch 5 years still no silverware. He’s no stranger to the PL the time for learning the big stuff has gone.

  6. paul says:

    Pooh, Cheatski and Leicestershire dopers all share common traits: Youth, pace and dynamism. Off the field: All their players contract situations are sorted and key personnel under long contracts at competitive market rates. It really is not rocket science, it really isn’t, REALLY IT’S JUST NOT THAT HARD.

    • Spurs est1882 says:

      Liverpool also seem to have some divine assistance, they seem to get “the rub of the green” just as and when they need it. Against City they got at least 3 clear decisions be wrong in their favour and no matter how much they seem to trip over grass they never get called on it.

    • Spurs est1882 says:

      Liverpool also seem to have some divine assistance, they seem to get “the rub of the green” just as and when they need it. Against City they got at least 3 clear decisions be wrong in their favour and no matter how much they seem to trip over grass they never get called on it.

  7. paul says:

    Klopp tactics: Forward thinking, constantly evolving, dynamic.
    Poch Tactics: What this mean fings have moved on?

  8. ronan1882 says:

    It’s reassuring if Ndom, Lo Celso and Sessegnon were poch’s first picks. But two of those haven’t been available to play until the last week or so. And before this summer poch had only been given two useable additions to his squad since the 16/17 season at the old Lane (and one of those was Sissy!) If there is another coach who could have achieved top 3 PL placings and a CL final under those circumstances I am unaware of them.

  9. PlayItAgainSamways says:

    Unless we could get an improvement (ie Mourinho ie NEVER going to happen), then why do people not want to stick with the guy who has been the best manager we’ve had in 15-20 years.

    Poch does deserve some credit and time.

    • Spurs est1882 says:

      doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results…interesting approach. 😉 Poch in this current model will be nothing more than a top 4 winner. He either needs better team investment or we need a new manager that can change in game happenings and/or stick with a formation that works with the players he has.

  10. Marbella Spur says:

    I am sure you are correct that Poch has credit in the bank with Levy but we will not improve as a team unless considerable investment is spent on new recruits. The reason we did not shift the players Poch wanted out was Levy’s unrealistic valuations. Given Levy’s anathema to buying to spending money on football players, and his inability to delegate the club’s recruitment policy to people who understand the business, why should anything change? It’s always groundhog day at Spurs under the current regime.

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