Daniel Levy has penned his annual letter to the Tottenham fanbase with a disappointing 2022/23 season about to come to a close.
Spurs started the campaign with so much promise and were in a competitive position after 10 games, only for the season to quickly unravel following the World Cup restart.
Antonio Conte failed to keep his job and even the caretaker manager, Cristian Stellini, was shown the exit door before the end of the season.
In just one season, Tottenham went through three managers, and have now potentially missed out on European football altogether, despite looking to challenge for the Champions League places.
Levy has promised fans that a ‘thorough and rigorous review’ has taken place following the exit of Conte and Fabio Paratici, while hinting towards upcoming manager and sporting director news once the season comes to an end.
‘This has been an immensely difficult season. We made footballing decisions over recent seasons based on ambition and a desire to bring success to our Club and they have not delivered what we had hoped. Your frustration has been understandable and all of us at the Club have shared it.
‘We have undertaken a thorough and rigorous review of our footballing operations. Scott Munn joins us in the summer as our new Chief Football Officer and we look forward to sharing further news with you post-season.
‘Today, we need to focus on finishing the season as strongly as we can and get behind Ryan Mason and Vicky Jepson and their respective teams. I want to specifically thank Ryan.
‘Not for the first time, Ryan, who has been with us since the age of seven, who has Spurs in his blood, has taken the reins and led the team, supported by Matt Wells, Nigel Gibbs, Perry Suckling and Gianni Vio, through these last few fixtures.
‘Thanks also to Vicky, supported by Anton Blackwood and Ryan Hudson, who has led the Women’s team for the latter part of the season. Our Women’s team will take on Reading in a historic double-header today.
‘This was the season when Harry Kane made Club history, breaking Jimmy Greaves’ long-standing record and becoming the Club’s all-time leading goalscorer with number 267 in our game against Manchester City. He then went on to become England’s leading goalscorer.
‘Congratulations Harry. These are amazing achievements with no doubt more to come, made even more special by the fact that Harry is a graduate of our Academy.
‘And, in regards to the Academy this season, I also want to congratulate our Under-17s and Under-18s who won their respective League Cups with their coaches Stuart Lewis and Bradley Allen.
‘It speaks volumes about our player development at this level. They will take to the field at half-time to enjoy a lap of honour.
‘Today we say a fond farewell to Lucas Moura. Lucas – we wish you well – you will forever have a place in our history for your remarkable hat-trick against Ajax which took us into the Champions League Final in 2019.
‘I should like to thank everyone at the Club – all our staff, across all our locations, and our players – for their dedication and hard work during what has been a busy and often challenging season.
The Men’s and Women’s players will take to the pitch after their matches to show their appreciation for your support – and I thank you too.
‘We shall spend the period ahead of next season working relentlessly to position our Club for on-pitch success and football you will love to come and watch. Every element of the Club’s operations is geared toward delivering that.
‘I wish all of you and your families good health and a wonderful summer.
Spurs Web Opinion:
It always feels like the same copied and pasted PR message at the end of the season these days, apologising for the mistakes and promising better in the future – which is all well and good if the ‘better days’ actually arrive. Levy needs to make some meaningful changes this summer.
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