Gary Neville highlights Daniel Levy’s biggest mistake this summer

Gary Neville
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Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has appeared to suggest that Daniel Levy’s biggest mistake of this summer was his handling of the managerial situation which eventually led to Nuno Espirito Santo being appointed as the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.

Jose Mourinho was relieved of his managerial duties just a matter of days before the club were due to face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final with Ryan Mason appointed on an interim basis for the last few matches of the campaign.

A whole host of names were heavily linked with succeeding Mourinho including Mauricio Pochettino, Antonio Conte, Erik ten Hag, Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso (BBC), only to decide to turn to Nuno who had parted company with Wolves in May.

Nuno signed a two-year deal with the North Londoners and has already found himself coming under fire (Evening Standard) following the diabolical display against Arsenal at the Emirates which cemented their third successive Premier League defeat, only to bounce back with a win at home to Aston Villa prior to the international break.

Neville said on The Overlap: “Levy’s biggest mistake this summer, I say he’s the best football operator, was his handling of the managerial situation from Jose [Mourinho] to Ryan Mason and then basically he was sixth or seventh in line, Nuno.

“I would have expected for that to have been handled better. I know it’s difficult when you’re in that position where you sack a manager.”

SpursWeb Opinion

Tottenham’s managerial saga following Mourinho’s departure was nothing less than a complete disaster with fans having witnessed something of a soap opera with nearly appointments and plenty of twists and turns.

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