Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy, always has one eye on the bigger picture in North London, emphasised by the 62,000 plus seat stadium now sat on the site of the old White Hart Lane.
Under the stewardship of Levy, Spurs have managed to build one of the best new grounds in world football, as well as an incredible new training facility.
Spurs have also become Champions League regulars over the past four seasons, made the Champions League Final this year, and broke their transfer record on Tanguy Ndombele.
Daniel Levy should also be given praise for knowing when the journey with Pochettino had come to an end, as the change under Mourinho has been hard to ignore.
While he may divide the fanbase, Levy undoubtedly does everything with the club at heart, which he demonstrated in his speech at the club Christmas party this week.
Although, the line about not drinking too much is very on-brand for the businessman.
He said (Football London): “Happy Christmas.
“I think in the summer we said we’d give you a fantastic party, so let’s have a really enormous, great… not too much alcohol please, we’ve got a game in a few days…party.
“I was looking at our book that we’ve released called ‘Destination Tottenham’ today, and there was a quote in there from Danny Blanchflower who was a previous captain of Tottenham.
“He said: “Football is about glory. It is about doing things in style.” And that’s exactly what we do. We do things different. And our brand is all about style.
“Let’s look at our 2019, look at the things we’ve achieved. We played at Wembley. Then we had to go through MK Dons. Then we opened a new stadium. Then we got top four. Then we arrived in Madrid for the Champions League final. Then we hosted two NFL games to fantastic acclaim around the world. We won various design awards for the training centre, the lodge and the stadium.
“But all this wouldn’t be possible without you. Your dedication, hard work and commitment is really appreciated.
“And I don’t know whether you realise but everyone in this room is part of history. You are making millions of people around the world happy. Not just because of obviously the football that’s happening on the pitch, but the facilities that we’ve all created, you’ve all been part of, and it’s really appreciated.”
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