Frank McAvennie has claimed that Daniel Levy could break the promises he made to Antonio Conte regarding transfer spending, just like he thinks the Spurs chairman has done with previous Tottenham managers.
Conte did not mince his words following his side’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final, with the Spurs boss pointing out the gulf in class between the two sides.
Since the Italian’s appointment by Tottenham, reports have indicated that the 52-year-old has been promised a significant war chest by the North London club.
Both ESPN and Gianluca Di Marzio have claimed that while Spurs will give Conte significant funds to strengthen his squad, the club are expected to be much busier in the summer than in this month’s transfer window.
However, McAvennie is not convinced that Conte will get what was promised, with the pundit insisting the Tottenham head coach cannot trust Levy’s words.
The former West Ham striker told Football Insider: “It’s all well and good hearing that but Levy’s actions speak far louder than his words.
“Conte must know he has a reputation for screwing over Tottenham managers.
“Mourinho never got what he wanted. There were so many broken promises about transfers.
“Levy cannot be trusted. It wouldn’t surprise me if no one was signed in January.
“Conte then comes out and says they struggled to get things over the line.
“In reality, Levy didn’t stump up the cash, it always happens. Conte could be different, who knows? I’m just looking at the form, it’s not good.”
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McAvennie completely ignores the fact that Mourinho congratulated Levy for the signings he pulled off in the summer of 2020 and even called the Spurs chairman ‘a genius’. So, to say that Jose was not backed is not completely accurate. Besides, it is Paratici who is now calling the shots now when it comes to footballing decisions.
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