THST reject Daniel Levy’s offer and reiterate calls for board to be replaced

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The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust (THST) has rejected Daniel Levy’s offer of a meetting and have instead reiterated their calls for the club’s executive board to resign.

Although the proposal for the Super League seems to have collapsed for now, fans of the so-called ‘big six’ clubs have continued to put pressure on the ownership for their decision to sign up for the breakaway competition.

Spurs fans have been no different, with some protesters calling for ENIC and Daniel Levy to quit the club.

The THST have called for all members of the club’s executive board to resign for their decision to sign up for the Super League.

THST have now revealed that the club offered to meet with them to discuss the Super League decision but they rejected the offer.

The trust instead made a list of six demands that they wanted the club to fulfil which included asking ENIC to directly foot any fines related to their involvement in the failed Super League and demanding a meaningful voice for supporters at the Board level.

Here are THST’s six demands:

1. Put distance between the Club and the decision to break away by replacing the current Executive Board. This will be the first step towards rebuilding trust between the Board and the people it has to work within the game, with supporters and to repair the reputational damage done to our Club.

2. The Owners to make a public commitment that any costs or fines incurred by the decision to either join the ESL or subsequently to withdraw from it will be paid directly by the Owners and not be drawn from Club funds.

3. Create a new Club Board that includes independent directors whose sole purpose is to protect and promote the interests of THFC as a football club, not its shareholders or owners.

4. Proactively and positively engage with the government’s fan-led review to rebalance the current ownership structure in favour of supporters.

5. Commit to full prior consultation with supporters on key non-playing/coaching decisions, and to introduce a system that requires the consent of supporters for those key decisions. The scope and range of these key decisions will be agreed upon by the new Club Board and a supervisory Board of elected and accountable fan representatives drawn from across the supporter base, including but not limited to Official Supporters’ Clubs, Season Ticket Holders, and One Hotspur Members, alongside recognised fan groups such as THST, and would be the mechanism for granting supporter consent for key decisions.

6. Commit to the creation of a share ownership structure that broadens ownership of the Club and could potentially provide an injection of cash.

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