Gary Neville has criticised Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy over his recent managerial appointments which have failed to work.

Tottenham parted company with head coach Antonio Conte at the end of March in the wake of his brutally honest assessment of his players and was replaced on a temporary basis by his assistant, Cristian Stellini.

A 6-1 thrashing against Newcastle United saw Levy give the Italian his marching orders and instead appointed Ryan Mason for the last six matches, after initially overlooking the former midfielder for the role.

The end of the Mauricio Pochettino era saw Levy jump at the chance to appoint serial-winner Jose Mourinho, however, the Portuguese found himself sacked just days before a Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

The hiring of Nuno Espirito Santo proved to be a disaster after he had only been in charge for less than five months, after a drawn-out search for a replacement for Mourinho.

Despite Conte having led Spurs to Champions League qualification last season, his relationship more recently with Levy was said to have turned sour with Fabio Paratici acting as a conduit between the pair (The Athletic).

Neville has blasted Levy over his decision to appoint three confrontational styles of head coach in succession.

The former Manchester United defender was on co-commentary duty for Tottenham’s match at Liverpool yesterday and after the north Londoners found themselves 3-0 down after twenty minutes, Neville told Sky Sports (30/04/2023, 4:50 PM).: “Levy and Conte were basically standing off against each other. It was always going to happen.

“He’s appointed three confrontational managers on the bounce. The appointments of managers in terms of alignments of the club over the last few years have been absolutely shambolic.”

Gary Neville

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SpursWeb Opinion

Tottenham passed up any opportunity to sit down with Mauricio Pochettino to return to the club, which is mindblowing.  There is so much emphasis on ‘how it ended’ for Pochettino during his last spell in charge; but people are overlooking to important factors:

  1. Pochettino was not backed in multiple transfer windows before his dismissal despite warning a rebuild needed to take place
  2. Why did the club attempt to bring him back as head coach while he was still at PSG?   If he was good enough then, why not now?

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