‘Joe Lewis is in the Bahamas’ – Finance expert reveals lack of trust between Spurs and UEFA

Kieran Maguire has claimed there is ‘absolutely no trust’ between UEFA and Tottenham after last year’s European Super League debacle. 

Spurs were one of six Premier League clubs that were in favour of the breakaway competition, alongside Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United. 

However, amid huge backlash from each of the clubs’ fans, across the top-flight and beyond, the league was disbanded just a matter of days after its creation (BBC Sport).  

To continue monitoring the behaviour of the aforementioned clubs, the Daily Mail recently reported UEFA intends on opening an office in London to tighten the seal of another exit. 

But finance guru Maguire is unsure of the governing body’s effectiveness with this move, particularly from a Spurs point of view, with club owner Joe Lewis not based in the UK. 

He told Football Insider: “Business is all about relationships. The closer you are to the people making decisions at club level, the better the relationships are, in theory.

“Uefa is trying all potential vehicles to identify the concerns of club owners as soon as possible to prevent another Super League.

“But there’s absolutely no trust there. I’m not convinced that will make a significant difference because the owners tend to talk among themselves.

“And, let’s face it, the owners aren’t in London anyway. Joe Lewis is in the Bahamas.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

The Super League continues to be a big topic of conversation a whole year on and UEFA are still keeping a close eye on those clubs involved. 

UEFA will be looking at Spurs particularly but even though Lewis is based in the Bahamas, they can track Daniel Levy and keep him in check considering he runs the club at the moment. 

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