Opinion: Why Daniel Levy showing his ruthless side can only be positive for Spurs

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It is fair to say that when things start going wrong at a club, all eyes turn to the man sitting in the chairman position and it is no different at Spurs.

Daniel Levy has without a doubt received his share of criticism over his tenure in the position and, to be totally honest, in some cases, it has been deserved.

However, during the past few years, fans have seen the ruthless nature of Levy and it will only boost the club to the next level.

With a rebuild under way in N17, now more than ever, Levy has been dividing opinions as to whether he is the best man to fulfil his position. Despite this, over the past three years, he has displayed a cut-throat nature and Spurs fans should be thankful for that.

When the time finally came to wave goodbye to White Hart Lane, Spurs were dominating headlines regarding how the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium would impact the club.

How would transfers be impacted? Would big names like Kane have to be sold?

However, that has not been the case for Spurs. Although we might not be the biggest spenders in world football, Levy has increased his transfer budget substantially, bringing in the likes of Tanguy Ndombele for a fee that smashed the existing record for the club.

On top of actively trying to welcome some of Europe’s top talent to North London, the so-called stubborn Levy has demolished the wage cap at the club which haunted us for so long.

Pinning down big money deals for incredibly talented players like Harry Kane, Ndombele and Heung Min Son has been vital for the clubs rise up Europe’s elite list.

There have been no cases of Levy letting the team’s quality subside in order to pay the bills of the state-of-the-art facilities that we now own.

The sacking of Mauricio Pochettino, a man loved by everyone at the club, is another strong example of how Levy’s no-nonsense attitude has shone through.

Pochettino was a manager who made his name at Spurs and transformed the club on the pitch taking us from Europa League strugglers to Champions League finalists.

Despite all of this when things started to get ugly in the early stages of the 2019/20 season, he cut ties with the Argentine and bought in serial winner and notorious big spender Jose Mourinho and man that Chelsea supporters regarded a club legend.

This was a huge statement from the board of their winning intentions, something which has been a huge doubt for many years at Spurs.

Now we find ourselves in the transfer window of the 2020/21 campaign with Mourinho gearing up to end the trophy drought which has dragged on far too long but assembling a team to his liking was a different story.

Spurs have been involved in amazing deals this summer, and the fact that Jose is seemingly getting backed by the board is promising, giving a successful manager the tools he needs for success is surely a winning formula.

Those are all things that Spurs fans see directly but the business decisions off the pitch, such us the Amazon documentary and the subsequent retail partnership, are just as impressive. Not many other chairmen possess such qualities.

Over the past few years Levy has showed his motivation to build a successful club and some of his decisions, although dividing opinions across the fanbase, are ultimately all to benefit the on-field success.

I believe that we are going to see that over the coming year.

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