Former Tottenham supervisor Harry Redknapp has lavished reward on Spurs chairman Daniel Levy for the “superb job” he has accomplished on the membership over the past 20 years.
Levy grew to become Spurs chairman on March 9, 2001, after Lord Alan Sugar offered his controlling stake in Tottenham for £22m to ENIC Group.
The 59-year-old businessman has at instances polarised opinion amongst Spurs followers, with Levy’s position as chief negotiator in transfers seeing him domesticate the persona of somebody who drives a tough discount.
However, his work in attaining industrial offers for the membership and in constructing the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and the Hotspur Way coaching floor in recent times have attracted plaudits.
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Redknapp managed Spurs between 2008 and 2012, securing two top-four finishes within the Premier League, reaching the Champions League quarter-finals in 2011 and ending as runner-up within the League Cup in 2008/09.
He was filled with reward for the Spurs chairman, who’s the longest-serving within the Premier League.
“Well clearly [it is] an enormous contribution,” he stated on talkSPORT when requested to sum up Levy’s contribution to the membership.
“When you look, he’s delivered an unbelievable new stadium, the coaching floor can be nearly as good as something within the nation.
“Massive steps ahead since he arrived and clearly they’re now a group. People neglect, once I was at West Ham we completed above Tottenham three years operating.
“And West Ham could nicely do it once more, however you take a look at the place Tottenham have gone in the previous few years, 10 years, no matter: Champions League soccer, all the time pushing for high 4.
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“Daniel has accomplished a tremendous job there. He runs the membership, he’s fingers on, he’s there daily. Look the place the membership is, take a look at the implausible services they’ve received now as a soccer membership. Look the place they’re. Look on the enjoying squad.
“They’ve received a tremendous enjoying squad there, a squad that they’ll be upset in the event that they don’t make the highest 4 this 12 months. With that squad they definitely ought to.
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“They’ve received an opportunity to win a cup this 12 months, so what he’s accomplished over the 20-year tenure has been implausible actually. Let’s hope he will get one other 20 years.”
Tottenham are at the moment seventh within the Premier League, 5 factors adrift of Chelsea in fourth place, after choosing up three wins in succession.
Jose Mourinho’s facet face Dinamo Zagreb within the first leg of their last-16 Europa League quarter-final on Thursday earlier than the north London derby in opposition to Arsenal on Sunday.