Next season is going to be a pivotal one for both Daniel Levy and Jose Mourinho. Both know that success on the field of play is imperative if they want to avoid an almost guaranteed fan backlash.
The current Tottenham squad is not good enough to challenge for the Premier League title and will struggle to be competitive for a top-four spot.
New signings are necessary simply because there are too many weak spots in the current squad, Mourinho knows this and you have to believe that Levy knows it too.
Football London’s Tottenham correspondent Alasdair Gold has been speaking about the possibility of summer transfer and he tweeted this.
Those words ” Jose Mourinho putting the ball in Daniel Levy’s court ” could not be any clearer. It says to me that Mourinho has made it very clear to Levy what he needs to make Spurs competitive once again and that it is now up to Levy to deliver the players that the Portuguese wants.
Mourinho has already been assured that no player will be sold that he does not want to be sold (TalkSport) and so this is all about new signings.
Mourinho has also accepted that there is not an abundance of cash to throw around (The Guardian) and so you have to think that whoever he has told Levy that he wants would be reasonable and not silly money transfers.
The former Real Madrid manager will not escape the wrath of the fans if it goes wrong next season but it seems that he has made sure that Levy will feel the brunt of the fans anger if next season is no better than this one.
The pressure is on Levy to deliver now, there is no hiding place left for the ENIC man.