As far as a new manager is concerned, it is frankly to me almost an irrelevance because there hasn’t been and will never be a manager who will succeed at Spurs whilst Levy is running the club.
My manager of the season is Sean Dyche who never gets a mention but who has kept Burnley in the Premier League for nine years with a substantial lack of transfer funds and salary spend, and I fail to understand why the likes of Martinez and Southgate get a mention before him.
People say Burnley does not play attractive football, but then neither did Spurs under Mourinho, and we didn’t mind initially as we were seduced into accepting Mourinho’s style as a precursor to winning trophies. I doubt Dyche, along with many other touted candidates, would want to work for Levy anyway.
Several other matters caught my eye recently with all of them reinforcing my opinion of Levy and the way the club is run. Firstly, Spurs have applied to the council to extend the training facilities. Some of you will say that this is no bad thing. I say that this is another example of ENIC prioritizing the property assets over football success and this is essentially something that has been going on since time immemorial and sums up in a nutshell why we fail as a football club.
Secondly, like many of you, I read that when Griezmann was at Real Sociedad in 2014 that we lowballed them with an offer of €23 million when he had a buyout clause of €30 million.
We of course refused to pay the price, Atlético Madrid swooped in and exercised the buyout clause and further down the road, sold him to Barcelona for approximately €120 million. Another example of Levy’s symptomatic, penny-wise, pound-foolish transfer strategy.
Thirdly, I also read this week with interest a report in the Daily Express,that we had agreed on personal terms with Ruben Dias of Benfica, Mourinho’s first choice as a central defender reinforcement but pulled out for reasons unknown.
You can probably guess that Levy refused to pay Benfica the price they wanted, and so he went to City and is a candidate for Premier League player of the season. Levy went on to buy Rodon instead.
In conclusion, I can only say that I can see no progress at Spurs whilst Levy is running the club as his mistakes are too numerous to mention, and he never learns his lesson which is something any good businessman needs to understand.