In a rare interview, Daniel Levy discusses Tottenham’s transfer business and Conte’s future.

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has stated that the club will do everything possible to provide Antonio Conte with “the best players we can afford.”

The 61-year-old does not frequently speak to the media, and Spurs fans have frequently chastised him for his lack of communication.

Some of them have even decided that Levy and their owners ENIC should sell up after being frustrated by their lack of spending in comparison to Manchester City, Chelsea, and Arsenal.

But, speaking on the Premier League production Daniel Levy: Building a Home, the chairman has insisted that he only wants the best for the club, despite them winning just one trophy – the 2008 League Cup – during his tenure.

He said: “I think when you are involved in football the one thing [is] we all want to win, not everyone can win.

“It is very very difficult, we are not in control of what happens every time there is a game. All we can do is give the manager the best players that we can afford.

“Inside there is real emotion. I am just being respectful of the opposing team around me. If we lose, it ruins my whole weekend. If we play badly, it is even worse. If we win, it is great.”

Levy is also known for his ruthless approach when sacking managers. In particular, he received backlash after sacking Mauricio Pochettino in 2019, only months after he had led Spurs to the Champions League final, where they lost to Liverpool.

Levy admits it’s ‘difficult’ to find a long-term manager

As for Conte, it remains unclear whether he will stay at the London club beyond this season, with his current contract set to run out this summer.

“Managers understand that managers come and go as part of the game,” Levy added.

“But we all dream that we want to have a manager that lasts 10-15 years. It’s extremely difficult.”

Spurs are currently fifth in the Premier League table, one point behind the top four after winning 12 of their 22 opening games.

They picked up a particularly impressive result against Manchester City on Sunday, beating them 1-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Levy has spent heavily on new additions this season, too, bringing in the likes of Richarlison (£60m) and Cristian Romero (£42.5m) last summer, before adding Pedro Porro and Arnaut Danjuma in January on loan deals, with an obligation to buy.

With that in mind, there is no doubt that the chairman clearly wants to improve his team, as well as bring in multiple top managers, like Conte.

However, until Tottenham have another major trophy to show for his efforts, their supporters are unlikely to be satisfied.


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