Ben Foster has revealed that Danny Rose once opened up to him about Tottenham’s impossible bonus structure back when the left-back played for the Lilywhites.
Rose was a key member of the peak Mauricio Pochettino years, alongside the likes of Harry Kane, Heung-min Son, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Kyle Walker, Mousa Dembele, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Victor Wanyama, Hugo Lloris and more.
However, while Tottenham’s impressive XI was winning a lot of games, it appears their win bonus was a hard box to tick for the squad.
These days, a lot of footballers have win bonuses, goal bonuses, clean sheet bonuses and more written into their club contracts, but it comes as no surprise that Daniel Levy didn’t part win the club’s money easily.
Not only did Spurs have to win to get a bonus, they had to win against a Big Six rival and win the game by a two-goal margin or more. How often do you beat Man City 2-0 away from home?
Daniel Levy made the Spurs bonuses very difficult
Foster said (The Fozcast): “One of the lads, Danny Rose, was at Tottenham and Daniel Levy is so famously known for being an absolute businessman, brutal, ruthless businessman.
“Apparently, their bonus schedule, their bonus payments were almost impossible to achieve, almost impossible.
“To actually get paid a bonus, you would only get it for beating one of the big boys, one of the top six teams. So you’re talking a Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, and apparently, I swear on my life, this is what he said to me, you’ve got to beat them by two clear goals as well.
“[1-0] It’s not enough mate, you ain’t getting that bonus. Winning games, they expect you to win games as Tottenham manager, at Tottenham apparently.
“To get the bonus you have to obliterate your opponent. You have to beat Man City 2-0, 3-0 to get that bonus payment which is bonkers. I was saying ‘Rosey, there’s no chance, that’s impossible’.
“He was just saying ‘I know Fozzy, I know’. He said there was one time they were winning 2-0 and in the last minute they conceded a goal and everyone was looking at each other thinking ‘OK come on lads we’ve missed out on the bonus’, and they’ve still won the big game.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
This comes as absolutely no surprise. However, it does feel as though Daniel Levy is submitting to Postecoglou and what he wants to build, which is nice to see. The big question is will he continue to back to manager to take things to the next level, which he arguably failed at doing with Pochettino.
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