Alasdair Gold has been speaking about Tottenham Hotspur’s future ownership and who could step into the shoes of the club’s owner, Joe Lewis.
Lewis is a very private person and does not tend to get involved directly in Tottenham, with chairman Daniel Levy having been given a free rein to run the club in the club in the way he sees fit since ENIC bought the majority shares from Alan Sugar over two decades ago.
Over the last 12 months, there has been a lot of speculation regarding when Tottenham could potentially be sold, with The Athletic reporting back in March that Spurs are now more for sale now than they have ever been, with potential investors having to pay £3 billion for the club.
The report revealed that Todd Boehly showed interest in buying the North London club (before he acquired Chelsea), while Singaporean businessman Forest Li also held talks.
Gold has now spoken about Lewis’ succession plans regarding the ownership of Tottenham, explaining that the billionaire’s daughter, Vivienne regularly attends matches and it is likely that his his family will take control in the future.
The journalist read out a question as part of a Q&A on his YouTube channel: “Do you think that Joe Lewis’ children will take over the club one day? Maybe after the family trust changes are in place. I remember reading that his daughter Vivienne has an interest in Spurs and often attends games,”
To which he replied: “Maybe after the family trust changes are in place. I remember reading that his daughter Vivienne has an interest in Spurs and often attends games. She does from what I understand.
“I know of people who have spoken to her and she is a more regular presence at games. I don’t know what Joe Lewis’ intentions are. It looks like the likelihood would be that his family or the family trust would take over his assets.
“Whether that still includes Tottenham at that later date I don’t know. It’s difficult to answer, I can’t put myself in the mindset of a billionaire in his 80s.”
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I personally do not think ENIC or Daniel Levy will be in a hurry to sell the club.
Given the infrastructure developments over the last decade (the training ground and stadium), they know that they are sitting on a massive cash cow and will thus wait for a substantial bid.
It is also likely that Levy will want to stay on as chairman for a few more years after the sale to ensure a smooth transition and to seal his legacy.
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