It’s Tottenham’s annual meeting next month and Chairman Daneil Levy is certain to get a rough ride after the club anounced a whopping profit for this year, while the team labour without their two star strikers, both sold for a pretty penny in the summer!
The Daily Mail reckons that Levy will be lambasted in the annual meeting and claims that:
“Despite Levy’s astuteness and ability to run a profitable organisation, supporters are furious profits have increased in the last two seasons while the team become less successful.
“The fans will question the role of sporting director Damien Comolli, whose position remains under review by the Tottenham board.
“The profits do not even include the £31m Spurs received from Manchester United for Dimitar Berbatov and the £20m from Liverpool for Robbie Keane, and fans are angry they were not adequately replaced.
“Levy received £63m for summer player sales, but spent £68m on David Bentley, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Vedran Corluka, Luka Modric, Giovani dos Santos and goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes.
There is growing pressure on the club to make internal changes after their poor start
to the season. Spurs were beaten at home by Hull City in their last fixture.” (Daily Mail)
At the root of this problem is surely the lines of communication between gaffer Juande Ramos and Sporting Director Damien Comolli. The Daily Mail even claims that Comolli made a pig’s ear of his last minute attempts to bag Arshavin and Milito – two players that would definitely have presented Spurs with additional attacking options…
The essential fact is that although Spurs are financially well off, it means nothing to the fans until they can translate it into decent league form. And right now Spurs’ league form is abysmal.