Ryan Mason has come to the defence of Daniel Levy, insisting that the Tottenham chairman has tried his best to move the club in the right direction but has been let down by some of the people he has brought in.

More than two months on from Antonio Conte‘s departure, Tottenham do not appear close to finalising a new head coach, with some Spurs fans particularly riled by the fact that the club’s pursuit of Arne Slot collapsed last week.

Understandably, the fans’ anger has primarily been directed at Daniel Levy, with The Daily Mail even reporting that the Spurs chairman has had to change his email address as his inbox has been inundated with complaints from disgruntled fans.

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However, Mason pointed to the fact that the 61-year-old has been willing to spend money, insisting that he has been let down by others.

When asked about the criticism aimed at Levy, the interim Spurs head coach told Football.London: “It hurts him, it hurts everyone committed to this club and everyone who really cares and wants this club to be successful.

“One thing I will say is he’s spent money, he’s tried and I just think ultimately he has probably been let down by other people but that’s football.

“That happens and hopefully, we can get things right quickly, make good decisions and it can turn around.”

Mason also suggested that the one silver lining from the club’s struggles this season is that the Tottenham hierarchy now have clarity on the type of direction that they now have to move towards.

The 31-year-old added: “I think the biggest positive will be the future, and if we’re clever and if we do it right, then I think we’ll look back on this season and say it was tough, disappointing, but ultimately it made us realise what we want to be, who we are, what our history and DNA probably suggests we are, what our fans want, what our fans demand.

“Hopefully there is a connection very soon where we look back and say do you know what, disappointing season, absolutely yes but it helped us, it helped us.”

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Mason seems to be suggesting that Levy was let down by both Paratici and Conte, which is certainly not an unfair assessment.

If the Spurs chairman lacked ambition, he certainly would have brought in a demanding manager like Conte and made him one of the highest-paid managers in the world.

However, perhaps Levy and the club hierarchy deserve blame for not doing their due diligence on Paratici’s court case, which had been looming for quite a while.

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