Daniel Levy tells Spurs fans exactly what they want to hear
Popular businessman shifts blame onto former manager
With Tottenham looking like they might survive another season in the Premier League, chairman Daniel Levy has today tried to exonerate himself from the club’s recent troubles, by blaming absolutely everything on pesky former manager Juande Ramos. Firstly, he claims he should have brought in Harry Redknapp eighteen months ago:
“I can’t give details but I’m sorry that, for whatever reason, we didn’t appoint Harry then.”It would be unfair of me to give details on the historical discussions with Harry.
“Perhaps we wouldn’t be in this position if we had.
“I hope he can be a top-four manager but he has never managed a top-four club so you are never going to know until, hopefully, we get there.
After Martin Jol’s dismissal, would a club with Big Four ambition and a chairman with a penchant for big name foreign managers really have been chasing Harry Redknapp? Really?
Riding on the wave of positive feelings in north London, Levy continued by claiming the sale of Dimitar Berbatov was also completely down to that hapless Spaniard:
“We would have kept Berbatov even though he wanted to leave.
“But Juande managed the team and his advice was that he didn’t want a player that didn’t want to be in his squad.
“He thought it would be detrimental to the team as a whole. I backed his advice.”
Um, so the Berbatov sale had nothing to do with maintaining the club’s excellent financial status? Or the fact that the stroppy Bulgarian was unhappy and would probably have wanted to leave under any manager?
What next, Daniel? Are you going to blame Ramos for David Bentley’s haircut?