Daniel Levy is Not a Football Man - Clive Allen

Daniel Levy is Not a Football Man - Clive Allen

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Clive Allen has publicly criticised chairman Daniel Levy for his transfer dealings and handling of managers in his thirteen years at the club. This comes following the dismissal of Tim Sherwood who only succeeded Andre Villas-Boas back in January on a permanent basis after the Portuguese man’s sacking at the end of November.

Allen said:

“I don’t think he is a football man. Those decisions have come back to haunt him.

“It’s so bitterly disappointing the squad has finished sixth this season and the squad of players, in all honesty, are not competitive with the top four teams.

“A decision was made that a new direction had to be found and I just wonder what that direction is.”

Allen believes that as a business man Levy is incredibly impressive, but his worries with regards to the future of Spurs in a footballing sense can be seen above. With 9 managers in 13 years, Levy needs to find consistency in his team structure and implement a successful relationship with his director of football, Franco Baldini.

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