Ex-Premier League chairman believes a top four finish could spark a transformation at Spurs

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Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan believes that a top four finish for Tottenham Hotspur this season could help to deliver huge change at the club.

Jordan believes that Spurs had the opportunity to change their fortunes after the Champions League final defeat to Liverpool but refused to take the opportunity to push on and improve their squad.

The 53-year-old highlighted the profits which Spurs had posted but were instead focused on the development of their new stadium but claims there is now the opportunity for change with Antonio Conte at the helm if Daniel Levy is prepared to back his manager in the summer transfer window.

He told talkSPORT: “You look at Tottenham and say that had a moment and didn’t take it after the Champions League final.  They didn’t take that moment to push on for whatever reason. 

“They had posted huge profits, £130million which at the time were world record profits but they were focused on the stadium with the cart in front of the horse in this instance. 

“Now you’ve got Conte, so you’ve got the horse beginning to maneuver to the front of the cart once again and if Conte has got the chops, all of a sudden Tottenham will have the opportunity to deliver huge revenue, the facilities to be able to play in a stadium to meet the expectations of the biggest teams in the world and the manager, and if Levy can pony up the cash to meet the expectations of the manager, you might just see a land change at Tottenham.”

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Mauricio Pochettino warned about the need for a painful rebuild in 2019 which was overlooked by the club and instead has seen the north Londoners fail to push on in the same way as Liverpool did after they lost a Champions League final.

Daniel Levy needs to back Conte this summer to meet the expectations of the Italian, whether or not we finish in the top four.  The prospect of starting from square one again with another managerial search does not bear thinking about.

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