LEVY: DON’T BLAME ME FOR OUR FAIL­URE

It’s all the fault of Jol and Ramos…even though I’ve been in charge seven years

Daily Express - - BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALL: - By Matt Law

DANIEL LEVY ad­mits Tot­ten­ham have been the great un­der­achiev­ers dur­ing his reign as chair­man.

But he ab­solved him­self of most of the blame by ac­cus­ing for­mer man­ager Martin Jol of go­ing be­hind his back and claim­ing sacked boss Juande Ramos had fallen out with key play­ers.

Since tak­ing over as chair­man in 2001, Levy has al­ways backed his man­agers fi­nan­cially. He now agrees, how­ever, Spurs are the clas­sic proof that money does not buy suc­cess. Over the past three years, Tot­ten­ham have spent £175mil­lion and, de­spite winning the Car­ling Cup, are no closer to catch­ing the Premier League’s ‘Big Four’.

“If you look at the amount of money we have spent com­pared to Arse­nal over three, five or 10 years, we have spent con­sid­er­ably more. So money def­i­nitely doesn’t buy you suc­cess in this busi­ness,” said Levy.

“We have achieved a lot over the years, get­ting into Europe three years run­ning. But when you look at the money we have spent, I’d

TOUGH TIMES: Levy has fi­nally come to the con­clu­sion money can’t buy suc­cess

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