‘Crucial time for Daniel’ – Glenn Hoddle on why Levy has to get it right with Conte

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Glenn Hoddle has suggested that Daniel Levy is in a crucial time of his chairmanship at Tottenham Hotspur.

Levy decided to part company while Mauricio Pochettino a matter of months after the Argentine guided the club to the Champions League final and reportedly told friends that the decision was his biggest regret (The Sun).

Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo have both come and gone following the departure of Pochettino and with both Portuguese coaches failing to have the required impact.

Levy took the decision to appoint Antonio Conte earlier this month to succeed Nuno, with the Italian having been close to joining the North Londoners during the summer (The Guardian).

Hoddle believes that following his recent managerial failures, Levy has had to be flexible to help lure Conte to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The 64-year-old suggested the money which Spurs would have had to pay in settlements towards the previous head coaches who were dismissed could have been spent on strengthening the playing squad.

He told The Guardian when asked about Conte’s appointment: “I’m not privy to it but, looking from the outside, he has exhausted other opportunities. He’s had to go back for Conte [after they failed to reach agreement in the summer] so there must be a difference in the negotiation. This is a crucial time for Daniel because his track record of sacking managers is there for everyone to see. We could have brought in three good players for the amount of money given to pay out managers.”

SpursWeb Opinion

Hoddle is right to highlight the focus has to be on Levy, the club have gone backwards on the pitch since the departure of Pochettino and he has to be held account accountable for his decision not to spend in successive transfer windows when we looked to be close to silverware.

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