Tottenham made a mistake in selling Steven Caulker

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In defence of Tottenham’s chairman

Date: 16th May 2014 at 6:31pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Following Tottenham's disappointing Premier League campaign, the fans have begun to vent their frustrations at chairman Daniel Levy - one of the club's few remaining constants over the last decade, whilst managerial and player changes have been aplenty. You can certainly understand it from the White Hart Lane faithful's point of view. Harry Redknapp was axed in summer 2012 despite recording two top four finishes in the space of four seasons - the only time the North London side have done so since 1990. His replacement, Andre Villas-Boas, was brutally scapegoated for the Lilywhites' lukewarm form at the start of the season, despite recording Spurs' highest points total of the Premier League era last term. And the Portuguese's successor, Tim Sherwood, was relieved of his managerial duties earlier this week despite boasting the highest win percentage of any Tottenham manager since the Premiership's incarnation. Overall, Levy's thirteen-year reign in North London has overseen eight sackings of permanent managers, with many considered worryingly rash by the Tottenham support. Furthermore, the Lane outfit's £110million spending spree last summer hasn't paid off. Levy would be keen to argue that all incomings were offset by outgoings, mainly Gareth Bale's £87million move to Real Madrid. But the added expertise of Franco Baldini as Sporting Director is yet to have the desired effect - in fact, the signings he's been mooted as responsible for in the tabloids, namely £27million Roberto Soldado and ... Read More


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