Power shift in full flow as Tottenham reportedly bend over backwards

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In years gone by, the power dynamic at Tottenham was clear to see.

At the top was chairman Daniel Levy, who had final say on all matters surrounding the club, from transfers to financial management and everything in between.

Below him would have been the manager, whoever that might have been at the time, who would have held a decent amount of control but always reported to Levy in the end.

On the bottom rung of the ladder came the players, firmly in Levy’s grasp when it come to the likes of contract negotiations and any other decisions regarding the future of the club.

However, there is now quite clearly a power shift in full flow in the Lilywhite half of north London, and it is best exampled by the current situation which has the club bending over backwards.

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Sky Sports have reported that the club have appealed to the Premier League to get the second goal scored in their 2-1 win over Stoke City on Saturday attributed to Harry Kane, having seen it handed to Christian Eriksen after the Dane’s free kick ended up in the back of the net.

In reality, it is a minor issue and not something that any club, let alone Tottenham, would usually bother themselves with – but it is all a ploy to keep their star striker happy.

Their desperation to satisfy the 24-year-old forward indicates just how much power the players now have, and it may not be a long jump from situations like this to accepting contract demands that previously would have been turned down.

Levy is still in charge, but the power shift is in motion, with Mauricio Pochettino’s public apology to Toby Alderweireld another example which shows where it is shifting to.

In other Tottenham news, one senior mainstay is set to revolt against Pochettino’s plans for his future.

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