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
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