By Tom Blackburn
Former Tottenham chairman Lord Alan Sugar has predicted Tottenham will finish a lowly sixth place in the Premier League this season.
The businessman, who is famed for his BBC show The Apprentice, tweeted his prediction of the Premier League top-10 this season with Spurs sixth, Liverpool fourth and Manchester United to be crowned champions.
My prediction for May 2017
1. Man. U.
2. Man city
7. West Ham
— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) August 8, 2016
Sugar was chairman at the club from 1991-2001, and held a stake in the club until 2007, but he was not thought of fondly by all of the club’s supporters.
They were angered by Sugar largely treating the club as a business venture, and when he sold his final shares he described his time at Tottenham as “a waste of my life”.
Tottenham finished third in the league last season, despite being in a two-horse race for the title for the final couple of months.
A string of bad results towards the end of the season saw them lose sight of top spot and eventually finish behind rivals Arsenal.
Spurs fans will be angered that Lord Sugar has predicted a drop of three positions for the club he once chaired, and that he has predicted third position for rivals Arsenal.
Tottenham will need to keep their stars at the club if they are to improve on the third place finish, but Italian outlet Calico Mercato claim Christian Eriksen could leave for Inter Milan after they announced Frank de Boer as manager.
Spurs have made two signings this summer, with Vincent Janssen and Victor Wanyama joining the team that finished third under Mauricio Pochettino.