By Frank McAvennie

13th Sep, 2021 | 10:47am

Pundit slams Levy 'mistake' after £25m Tottenham transfer reveal

Frank McAvennie has questioned why Tottenham chief Daniel Levy backed Nuno Espirito Santo and not Jose Mourinho.

The former West Ham hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted to the club’s late transfer business.

Tottenham confirmed the signing of Emerson Royal on deadline day with this site revealing the deal to be worth £25.7million.

This followed the arrival of Cristian Romero from Atalanta for a reported £46million.

Bryan Gil and Pape Sarr also joined the club though the latter will remain at Metz on loan for the season.

Mourinho was sacked in April just a few days before the club’s Carabao Cup final clash against Man City.

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McAvennie insists Mourinho should still have his job and can’t understand why Levy didn’t back his former manager.

“It’s another question I have,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“Why didn’t Mourinho get this kind of backing? He’s certainly a better coach than Nuno. That’s Levy for you.

“If there is a man to back at a football club it’s Mourinho. The players didn’t like him or something like that, then let him get new players.

“Jose is still one of the best coaches in the world and I think he’s doing well with Roma. It was a mistake to let him go.

“I still don’t get why they sacked him before the cup final, if anyone could win it he could.

“Tottenham would be better off if they gave Mourinho that money, I’m sure.”

Mourinho is now in charge of Serie A outfit Roma and celebrated his 1000th game as a manager on Sunday night.

Tottenham suffered their first loss of the season at the weekend as they were beaten 3-0 by Crystal Palace.

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