Well quite recently, a lot of the fans are going against our Chairman, Mr. Daniel Levy. After thinking about his contribution to the club, I couldn’t help but defend him.
Yes, he has sold some of our best players, has never succeeded in keeping a manager long-term nor has he made us win the league. But in his defence, we are not a consistent top four team and considering that, it’s almost impossible to get all that done.
The sole reason I see him being in charge of majority of the transfers is because he is a businessman and most of our managers (previous and current) have been inexperienced at the top flight. He tried to take the risk a couple of times, but most of his major signings set to fail, atleast as of now (Bentley, Lamela and Soldado). On the contrary, most of his bargain signings have been the best! (Eriksen, Vertonghen, Bale). I can see him handling the transfers as long as don’t get a top manager and hopefully that’ll be Louis Van Gaal next season.
Another reason Levy has been blamed for has been the constant sacking over the last couple of years. I do agree it doesn’t allow a manager to build his own team and the decision has been quite harsh on them, but, the timing of his sackings has been spot on. Each manager was sacked at a time when the club seemed to be slipping away and each new manager had something interesting to bring in. Ofcourse, the firing of AVB was a huge risk but the luck that Tim has been able to bring in might as well provide us with the top four spot this season. AVB’s management style didn’t suit the Tottenham style and that’s a truth (to all you AVB fans). When I watch us play, I always expect a good open play, counter attacking football game. To be fair, that was only seen till when we had Bale in our squad. I’m pretty sure Levy didn’t like the extreme tactical approach played by AVB and thus, led to his sacking.
Profit. Yes, Levy has sold some of our key players but he has been able to replace them with some great talent over the years and that why you don’t see us slipping from the top five! Most of his sales are done at times when he feels that the player(s) do not have much to offer anymore and he can gain the maximum amount out of them. For instance, if we kept half of our players…..Fulham (figure it out). Although he hasn’t be able to replace some players like Bale, Modric and VDV, I think he has done a fine job otherwise. We wouldn’t be ranked 15th in terms of finance if it weren’t for Levy! Rather, I could see us in alot of debt and that’s the last thing we’d want.
I think Levy is a really REALLY good Chairman. I don’t want us to turn into a club with just money (Manchester City, PSG) because that’s not us. He understands the fans and tries his best to make it up to them (The summer signings with Bale’s money) and I think he does learn from most of him mistakes. Levy will back down interfering with most transfers once we get a top class manager and he will keep him long term, no doubt about that! He’s a great bald headed business man. Let’s back him rather than go against him!
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