Time for Levy to put money where his mouth is after stunning claim over future of fan favourite
After what has been a mixed bag of a campaign, Tottenham fans will be excused for going into the summer with a sense of trepidation.
The Lilywhites are said to have grown in terms of their performances over the last couple of years but that is only really evident on the European stage, where they would have been disappointed to have been knocked out by Juventus after a stunning run in the group stages.
Domestically though it has been either business as usual or even possibly less than expected, with a push for a top four spot – not the title challenge they have seen over the past two campaigns – and frustrating exits in both the League and FA Cup.
As so many have said, silverware is not the be all and end all for the north London outfit but after a decade without a trophy, it is easy to see why so many are demanding something imminently, especially considering the progress made.
However, while everything might have appeared bright and peachy earlier in the campaign, the summer now poses the risk of uncertainty, with Toby Alderweireld among many who could be leaving in the summer.
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However, the thought of losing manager Mauricio Pochettino might just be too much for some to bear – and his latest comments mean it is time for Daniel Levy to put his money where his mouth is.
The Argentine boss stunningly launched the ball into the chairman’s court when probed over his future at Spurs, speaking about the long-term project in progress, hinting at another taking over, rather than his own long-term plans in north London – saying “if” and not “when” in speaking about the next three years, when his contract expires.
His claims that he is responsible solely for picking the starting XI, and not contractual decisions, put pressure on Levy to take charge and ensure everything is in place for Pochettino to stay, which could include a new contract and an adequate amount of spending in the summer.
Yes, it will cost money but Pochettino has proven himself to be worth every penny, and it is down to Levy and Levy alone to have everything in place to keep the firm fan favourite in north London for years to come.