Current Roma boss, Jose Mourinho, has been outspoken ever since that legendary Chelsea press conference when he announced he was the ‘Special One.’
The Portuguese had the managerial credentials to back up his bravado, and has been successful wherever he’s managed with the possible exception of Tottenham Hotspur.
Indeed, Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, sacked him and thus denied him the chance of being able to end the north Londoner’s trophy drought at Wembley in the 2021 Carabao Cup final.
Mourinho’s time at White Hart Lane is arguably the only blot on a very impressive copy book, and he only has one man to blame for what he says is the lack of connection he feels towards one of his former employers; Daniel Levy.
“The reality is, and I hope the Tottenham fans don’t get me wrong, but the only club in my career where I don’t still have a deep feeling is Tottenham,” he said in a recent press conference, cited by talkSPORT.
“Probably because the stadium was empty in COVID times, probably because Mr. Levy didn’t let me win a final and win a trophy, but it’s the only one.
“After that, Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid, Manchester United, all the clubs I feel a connection with.
“People might say ‘you cannot love every club’ but yes I love every club because I always felt it the other way around, that they love me.
“With Roma, one day it will be hard [to leave], but we will be connected, like I am with all my other clubs, apart from Mr. Levy club.”
It’s hard to argue with Mourinho’s sentiments too. Another born winner, Antonio Conte, came to the club after the fiasco of appointing Nuno Espirito Santo, and he too was unable to awaken the sleeping giant from White Hart Lane.
They can’t all be wrong, and whomever is appointed next by Daniel Levy has to be allowed the autonomy that was denied his predecessors.
If not, a situation which seems somewhat unbearable to many Spurs fans will just be allowed to fester and success will seem as distant a prospect as it has been for the last 15 years.
Levy is the issue within our club n only way he get rid of fools like him is boycotting everything spurs it’s defo not singing levy out he’s doesn’t care but hitting the clown in the pocket he will feel that
Levy is a peace of ass, that baldy treats everyone with contemp of a CEO.
fan since 1964 but the worst time of my tottenham life. its time to reassess what gone wrong at my club
and all the roads leds to finances
we buy the cheapest possible players and when we are interested in a genuine footballer we offer bargain prices and gets embarasingly outbid .
we want to negotiate every single deal and it has downscaled tottenham to a “small” club .
here we had the chance to get poccetino back (the only candidate whose heart is truly at spurs) now hes at the enemy and spurs must virtually take whats available
i will never watch a spurs /chelsea match again for not wanting to see pocc as opposition .
so whose to blame for the decline of this once wonderful and feared football club ?
surely the blame should fall on those who run the club ?
the appeal ot there is to run a football club and not a business . finally let me add that the likes of
brighton , aston villa , even brentford shows more ambition than the once mighty spurs
We may not pay the money that some clubs pay, but we certainly have had some expensive transfers in like Ndombele (who ambles around the pitch as if he wandering around a beach).
We have an “owner” who is a very old (86) multi billionaire that doesn’t want to put any of his money into the cub seemingly. He certainly take it with him.
With Levy and Lewis having around 87% of Spurs shares, I can’t see thing changing UNLESS ENIC is bought out.
No doubt Levy has done a good job with the stadium and training ground BUT one has to wonder with the various recruiting people that have been at the club how well they do…..answer not so good.
I am a Spurs supporter since the mid 50s.