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Tim Sherwood exclusive: Daniel Levy has gone against type to back Conte

By Harry Hotspur -

“This is a very different tack to what I’ve seen before from Daniel Levy. Obviously, he normally leaves it very late in the window to do his business so as to get value in the market. But Antonio has a good knack for getting what he wants from chairmen and why shouldn’t that be the case here, when you look at the success he’s had as a player and how starved of success Spurs have been. When you have a manager like that coming in, calling the shots, you have to let him take the lead. So Daniel has done the right thing even if ideally, he likes to leave it late. Here he’s said ‘Antonio, I’m going to back you’ and they have got their business done.

Antonio Conte is one of the best training ground managers these is. He likes to work with his group on the field and get his philosophies nailed into the players. So you have to give Daniel a lot of praise for backing his manager and allowing him time to do that. 

But that comes with a lot of pressure now and Antonio knows this. We know Man City and Liverpool are going to be there but we’re unsure about what Chelsea will do and we’re totally unsure about Manchester United and how they will respond under Ten Hag. So it’s there for Tottenham to cement that top four place year after year as they did under Pochettino.”

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East Stand
East Stand
21 days ago

Levy’s had no choice after the embarrassment of last summer. He’s been ‘backed’ into a corner by his own stupidity at the end of the day. Short term fix…

Billy the Kid
Billy the Kid
21 days ago

Tactics Timmy, the Gilet’d Gob$*&te. Tim knew, subconsciously, that he didn’t belong in the gaffer’s seat, it’s why he kept leaving the technical area to go have a look from the stands.

Billy the Kid
Billy the Kid
21 days ago

Tactics Timmy, the Gilet’d Gobshite. Tim knew, subconsciously, that he didn’t belong in the gaffer’s seat, it’s why he kept leaving the technical area to go have a look from the stands.

East Stand
East Stand
21 days ago
Reply to  Billy the Kid

Timmy did very well out of the little plan he and Levy hatched, that they would pretend that Timmy was a football manager as a cheap option as caretaker. Timmy’s still grateful that this charade led him to pilfer wages off Villa, until they realised that they’d been scammed. That’s why he’s always ready and willing to blow smoke up Levy’s arse, for public consumption.…

Where’s he worked since?

Last edited 21 days ago by Easty
mike
mike
21 days ago

I’m curious what will be considered ‘success’ this year and what ‘failure’? Failure must mean dropping out of the top 4. Any major cup win (even the Caraboa) would be a success…
Would reaching top 3 or top 2 in the league be deemed a success if no cups were won?

at large
at large
21 days ago
Reply to  mike

If Conte signs another contract the season’s a success.

mike
mike
21 days ago

Interesting article I read today quotes Conte saying that Djed Spence was a ‘club buy’ that he approved of because Djed could become a good footballer. i.e. a regular Levy (buy cheap and sell big) punt. I sense the other buys were more ‘Conte’ buys (proven ‘battlers’)

Last edited 21 days ago by mike
SimonSpur
SimonSpur
21 days ago
Reply to  mike

Looks like Spence won’t be a starter initially. He only has a season or two championship experience but the numbskulls out there (as HH would say) believed we were signing a first team ready superstar. There’s a chance he might not even make it, hence the initial £12.5m fee.

Kwakspur
Kwakspur
21 days ago
Reply to  SimonSpur

Spence will get his chance to show what he can do on the traning ground, he may impress pretty quickly like Skipp did & get 20 mins against Rangers or against Roma.

I’m now thinking Conte wants 3 wing backs on each side, so he’s completed covered for the season in two very important areas in his system.
It’s probably why there’s been talk of us going for the south american left WB from Villareal for 15m or so & he is working on trying Lucas on the other side.
There should be plenty of competition on both sides, which will only help the team raise its level, as it did towards the end of last season.

mike
mike
21 days ago
Reply to  Kwakspur

It does look like he wants three each side, true. An amount even exhaustion and injuries shouldn’t totally nullify. I reckon one of Emerson or Doherty will go. One of those two will get us reasonable cash, one won’t

Kwakspur
Kwakspur
21 days ago
Reply to  mike

Pervis Estupuinan was the player, looks like there’s another article on it.
Linking Forest this time.

Also an article talking about Chelsea again trying to sway Spence like they did Richarlison, with no luck.

Dino
Dino
21 days ago
Reply to  mike

Suspect your right with the 3..also have to factor in the 5 sub rule.. replacing pace for pace down the flanks after 70 mins could be a shrewd move

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