‘It’s now or never’: Glen Hoddle insists Daniel Levy ‘must focus on the football’


‘It’s now or never’: Glenn Hoddle praises Daniel Levy for creating a world-class operation off the pitch but insists Tottenham chairman ‘must focus on the football’ after recruiting top coach Antonio Conte

  • Glenn Hoddle says pressure is mounting on Tottenham owner Daniel Levy 
  • The former England manager says is ‘now or never’ for the Tottenham chief 
  • Levy has employed coaches such as Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho
  • However, he is yet to pick up any silverware – causing him to sack 10 managers 











Glenn Hoddle says pressure is mounting on Daniel Levy and insists it is ‘now or never’ for the Tottenham owner after hiring his 11th football manager. 

Hoddle says Levy has created a world-class operation off the pitch but says the Tottenham chief must ‘focus on the football’ to propel the club forwards.  

Levy has employed coaches such as Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho but has failed to secure any silverware with the Premier League giants.  

Hoddle says Levy has created a world-class operation off the pitch but says the Tottenham chief must 'focus on the football' to propel the club forwards

Glenn Hoddle (right) says pressure is mounting on Tottenham owner Daniel Levy (left) 

Speaking ahead of Tottenham’s clash with Vitesse on Thursday night, Hoddle said: ‘I would say they are in a bit of a mess [before Conte arrived].

‘Daniel levy has built a fantastic structure. Look at this stadium. But they should have bought more players after the champions league to develop the club.

‘Since then he has been under pressure. He’s got to the situation where is has got to go it right. 

Levy has employed coaches such as Mauricio Pochettino (above) and Jose Mourinho but has failed to secure any silverware with the Premier League giants

Levy has employed coaches such as Mauricio Pochettino (above) and Jose Mourinho but has failed to secure any silverware with the Premier League giants

Hoddle has also said that players such as Harry Kane and Son must look at themselves

Hoddle has also said that players such as Harry Kane and Son must look at themselves 

‘He’s had 11 managers since he’s been at the club. I was one of them. He’s got to get it right. 

‘We’ve got to look at the football side. The business side it great. But the number one thing has to be what happens on the pitch. Not what happens outside it.  

‘It could be now or never for Daniel Levy. 

‘He deserves to be applauded for what’s he’s done but at the end of the day it’s a football club. 

‘The players also have to look in the mirror. Kane and Son have to look in the mirror.’ 

Levy recently appointed Conte as the new Tottenham manager as sacking Nuno Espirito Santo following the dismal 3-0 defeat to Manchester United. 

Levy recently appointed Conte as the new Tottenham manager as sacking Nuno Espirito Santo (above) following the dismal 3-0 defeat to Manchester United

Levy recently appointed Conte as the new Tottenham manager as sacking Nuno Espirito Santo (above) following the dismal 3-0 defeat to Manchester United

The Italian manager put pen to paper on a 18-month deal with an option to extend and headed to the North London club to begin coaching ahead of their Europa League clash with Vitesse

The Italian manager put pen to paper on a 18-month deal with an option to extend and headed to the North London club to begin coaching ahead of their Europa League clash with Vitesse

The Italian manager put pen to paper on a 18-month deal with an option to extend and headed to the North London club to begin coaching ahead of their Europa League clash with Vitesse. 

Fans were delighted with the appointment as they were frustrated with Levy for failing to deliver on his promise of appointing someone who plays ‘free-flowing, attacking and entertaining’ football when he signed Nuno.   

Following his appointment, Conte told the club’s in-house media team, he said: ‘To be Tottenham manager is a great pleasure, a great honour.

‘Now I want to repay this trust. My coaching philosophy is very simple: to play good football and attractive football for our fans with passion.

‘To have a stable team, not up and down.’



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