‘Change is coming’ – THST release statement aimed at current Spurs board

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The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust have revealed that they are planning a protest against the current ownership of the club when they host Aston Villa in their final home fixture of the Premier League season.

The THST revealed in an exclusive interview with SpursWeb earlier this month that they received no prior contact from Tottenham over their plans to join the European Super League.

Tottenham announced their plans to withdraw from the competition last Tuesday after a dramatic 48 hours since its inception, joining Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea.

The fan group have now released a statement in which they called for the club’s executive board to resign following the ESL debacle and want club’s owners to work closely with them to create a new board structure.

Some Spurs fans were present outside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ahead of last week’s match against Southampton to protest against the board, with some carrying signs urging ENIC and Daniel Levy to end their association with the North London outfit.

With 10,000 fans potentially being able to attend the Villa fixture, there are plans to organise a larger scale protest.

The THST said in a statement: “Events of the last week have demonstrated beyond doubt that there must be change at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

“The actions of the current executive board have inflicted substantial reputational damage on our club as a result of their involvement in the discredited European Super League, risking damaging consequences.

“And despite the many achievements off the pitch, the failings on it are all too clear. We know there is growing supporter anger with the current club board and owners. We understand that. We need to focus that anger.

“Last Friday, our biggest-ever members’ meeting called for the executive board of THFC to resign and for the club’s owners to work with us to create a new board structure that better connects to our principles and priorities, better reflects the diversity of our fanbase, and that would prevent a repeat of the ESL debacle from ever shaming our club again.

“We understand the calls for “ENIC Out”. But simply calling for the board and owners to resign or sell without influencing what comes next achieves very little in the long term.

“The anticipated return of up to 10,000 fans to our stadium in May for the last Premier League home game of the campaign against Aston Villa gives us an opportunity to make our feelings clear.

“We need to do so in a positive and unified way that gets us the greatest possible support, and stays within Covid regulations under step three of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown. We will announce further plans via this website and on our social media channels.

“Change is coming and collectively we can positively influence that change. The last week has shown how much power fans coming together with one voice can have. We intend to use that voice to affect lasting change at THFC.”

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