HomeSportsTottenham chairman Daniel Levy must make right decisions this summer with manager and Harry Kane issues to address, says Jamie Redknapp
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy must make right decisions this summer with manager and Harry Kane issues to address, says Jamie Redknapp
May 17, 2021
Daniel Levy faces a very powerful summer season of his tenure as Tottenham chairman, in response to Sky Sports activities’ Jamie Redknapp.
Spurs are but to nominate a everlasting successor to Jose Mourinho, who was sacked because the membership’s supervisor final month, and have been rocked by Harry Kane, their high scorer and talisman, reiterating to the membership this week that he desires to go away.
In the meantime, on the pitch, a 2-1 defeat at house to Aston Villa on Wednesday night dented their Europa League qualification probabilities, as sections of the ten,000 returning house followers voiced their displeasure with Levy.
There additionally seemed to be an emotional second for Kane, as he applauded the Tottenham supporters on the finish of what might show to be his closing Spurs house sport.
“That is the largest summer season of Daniel Levy’s tenure because the chairman,” mentioned Redknapp. “They’ve no supervisor, their star participant desires to go away – he has to get this proper. He has made some large choices to make.”
It’s a measure of Kane’s significance to the membership that Levy’s choice on whether or not or to not acquiesce to the striker’s want to depart is more likely to supersede figuring out Mourinho’s alternative.
Kane’s desire is to stay within the Premier League and he has already been closely linked with Chelsea, Manchester Metropolis and Manchester United. In keeping with newspaper studies on Thursday, Metropolis wish to signal the England captain.
“It is not a foregone conclusion that he will go. Daniel Levy is a really troublesome man to barter with. Whoever desires to purchase him should pay high greenback. It might be a case of a mortgage swap with some gamers, that could be a strategy to entice Levy to come back to the desk,” mentioned Redknapp.
“He is among the best strikers in world soccer and so they’re a useful commodity. Levy goes to need £100m+ and that takes out a number of groups.
“Chelsea, Man Metropolis and Man Utd are most likely the three. I might like to see my previous workforce Liverpool go for him – whether or not they’ve bought the cash, I do not know.
“He is a Tottenham legend – perhaps not if he goes to Chelsea as a result of that will not go down properly with the followers – however I can image him in that Man Metropolis workforce, getting likelihood after likelihood after likelihood, successful trophies and dealing with one of many nice managers ever to work in soccer. I feel it might be a great transfer for him.”
Levy is but to publicly touch upon Kane’s need to go away Spurs.
However in an open letter to supporters earlier than the sport with Villa, Levy admitted the membership had “overlooked some key priorities and what’s actually in our DNA.”
The Spurs chairman continued: “We will concentrate on the recruitment of a brand new Head Coach. We’re aware of the necessity to choose somebody whose values replicate these of our nice Membership and return to enjoying soccer with the model for which we’re recognized – free-flowing, attacking and entertaining – while persevering with to embrace our need to see younger gamers flourish from our Academy alongside skilled expertise.”
What the Sky Sports activities pundits have mentioned about Kane’s future
Graeme Souness: “There are two prizes on the market: Haaland and Kane. With Haaland, there’s nonetheless a query mark, however that’s getting smaller with each week. With Harry, there are not any query marks. However I feel for Harry Kane, it’s this 12 months or by no means.
“For Spurs to change into what Harry would need is not going to occur throughout his profession. It is not going to occur throughout his time on the soccer membership. He hasn’t bought six, seven years to attend…I do not suppose that [£200m] could be outrageous.
Micah Richards: “£150m would make no sense. Kane is 27. Haaland is 21. That is a much bigger funding for the membership as a result of you’ll get so a few years. With Harry Kane, you’ll get ready-made success however the issues he has had together with his ankles. I feel he’s greatest suited to Manchester United. £150m is an excessive amount of.”
Roy Keane: “Kane should be this Manchester United workforce and pondering ‘I could possibly be the highest man up entrance for Man United’. Kane should fancy a United transfer. I feel Kane fancies United. Man United have closed the hole to Metropolis and Kane could be an enormous step.”
Paul Merson: “If Manchester United wish to problem Manchester Metropolis over the following three or 4 years they should have a Harry Kane. They want a centre-forward.”
Jamie Redknapp: “Chelsea, Man Metropolis and Man Utd are most likely the three. I might like to see my previous workforce Liverpool go for him – whether or not they’ve bought the cash, I do not know.
“He is a Tottenham legend – perhaps not if he goes to Chelsea – however I can image him in that Man Metropolis workforce, getting likelihood after likelihood after likelihood, successful trophies and dealing with one of many nice managers ever to work in soccer.”
Evaluation: Spurs followers present their frustration after Villa defeat
Sky Sports activities’ Gerard Model from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday:
“If anger wasn’t already brewing amongst Spurs followers earlier than Wednesday night time, their tepid efficiency towards Aston Villa threatened to be the catalyst for a big present of frustration.
“Jeers greeted Spurs on the ultimate whistle, a show of irritation not simply at what they noticed on the pitch, however on the operating of the membership below Daniel Levy.
“Spurs’ gamers did get a powerful ovation, particularly, Harry Kane as he applauded all 4 stands, however the gamers regarded to have headed down the tunnel for good. A number of thousand followers stayed within the stadium, anticipating the customary lap of honour, however because the PA inspired followers to move house, the anger intensified.
“A small group of Spurs followers tried to get onto the pitch from the South Stand, however had been blocked off by stewards and police, and chants of ‘We would like Levy out’ and ‘£60, you are having fun’ rang out.
“The pantomime-like really feel to the night time continued, as Spurs’ floor workers, taking down the nets on the objective, did their very own quick lap of honour, clapped by the followers nonetheless within the stadium.
“With round 500 followers nonetheless within the floor 40 minutes after full-time, and displaying little need to go away, the gamers did finally emerge, giving a half-lap of honour to a powerful reception from the few remaining followers.
“This was a weird finish to a Spurs season that will arguably warrant a second sequence of a fly-on-the-wall documentary.”