Journalist reveals whether he thinks Daniel Levy will quit if Spurs fans protest

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Tottenham Hotspur have endured a woeful season on and off the pitch this year, with the coronavirus temporarily halting the misery for Spurs fans.

The Lilywhites were knocked out in the third round of the League Cup against Colchester United, while falling to Norwich City on penalties in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Tottenham were also thoroughly beaten in the Champions League round of 16 against RB Leipzig, with the Germans winning both home and away without Spurs netting a single goal.

There has also been a change at the helm in North London, as the popular figure of Mauricio Pochettino was sacked just months after leading Spurs to the Champions League Final.

Jose Mourinho was quickly appointed but, despite a temporary lift in form, Spurs are continuing to struggle on all fronts under the Special One.

One fan asked football journalist, Alasdair Gold, whether Levy would quit as chairman if fans protested consistently.

Gold replied (Football London): ‘I just can’t see it. The Tottenham chairman admitted in the meeting with the Supporters’ Trust that criticism does not affect him and that he has “broad shoulders” as he tries to secure the long-term future of the club.

‘Also, while I understand the fans’ frustrations in terms of not pushing the team on at crunch moments and that lack of transfer expenditure before and during last season after Pochettino called for it, I just can’t see a mass protest happening in the near future.

‘There’s certainly some discontent but it would be interesting to see the reaction out in the football world to banners of ‘Levy out’ etc being brandished inside the recently built and widely acknowledged best stadium in the world.

‘There’s no doubting Levy’s tight financial control on the club has held it back at times on the pitch, but it has also improved it enormously off of it while maintaining its financial stability as others have struggled, despite that £1.2bn stadium complex. He was also helped out enormously by Pochettino’s management within the financial constraints.

‘The key now is managing to redress that balance in the seasons ahead. I can’t imagine Jose Mourinho sticking around for long if it isn’t.

‘Levy maintains spending does not equal success, but if the increased stadium revenue is not met with continued investment in the squad, with the near £200m spent all in this season on transfers the norm rather than a rarity, then the current noisy number on social media will understandably grow.’

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  1. So a journalist reckons someone isn’t going to leave a job that makes him a multi millionaire.wow shocking.a real hold the front page news item there.

    Poch got spurs where they were inspite of levy and not because of him .it was levy who should of went and not poch.you failed your manager your team and the fans levy

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