Ex-Spurs coach gives behind-the-scenes insight into how Daniel Levy works

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Not many people could name too many football club chairmen and chairwomen, yet the name Daniel Levy is known by most within the Premier League and beyond.

The Spurs tactician is known far and wide for his tough negotiating skills and long-term planning, particularly with the new stadium and training ground facilities.

However, Levy has often divided Tottenham fans with his business dealings, with some implying that the mind behind the club is more interested in profits than success.

One person who certainly knows all about how the chairman operates is ex-Spurs player and coach, Clive Allen, who even worked as a caretaker manager twice for Levy.

Allen was a coach under the stewardship of Harry Redknapp, Juande Ramos, Martin Jol, and Jacques Santini, spanning across nine years.

Despite certain difficult dealings between Spurs managers and Levy throughout the club’s recent history, Allen assures fans that he always has the club at heart.

Allen said (Football London): “I’ve had dealings with Daniel. The one thing that always strikes me is how focused he is on the football club and taking it forward.

“He knows what he wants and he invariably going about getting it done as well. I think you have to give him so much credit for what he’s delivered. That doesn’t happen overnight, it’s been a process. It’s been a long process and he’s done that.

“I’m sure in all walks of life people have relationships with their bosses that are difficult and that’s certainly has been the case for a number of managers with Daniel I’m sure.

“Whether it’s because they don’t see eye to eye with him or he doesn’t see them as the right fit, but I think the way it’s gone in the past five years, Mauricio and Daniel have got a very, very good relationship and that will continue I’m sure of it.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

I am and always have been a huge fan of Levy. Some fans criticise him, but I believe that he has done wonders with a limited budget at Spurs over a long period of time. His planning has transformed the club just as much as the management of Poch and the players on the pitch have.

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