- A group of Spurs fans protested the club’s ownership on Sunday.
- Signs reading ‘Levy out, Lewis out, Anic out’ were seen ahead of Aston Villa clash
- Fans outraged by club directive amid poor form under Nuno Espirito Santos
Tottenham fans made their opposition to the current ownership clear ahead of their home clash against Aston Villa on Sunday, prompting calls for chairman Daniel Levy and owner Joe Lewis to leave the club.
Spurs started the season with three consecutive wins to lead the table before the first international break – but they lost the next three, conceding nine goals in the process and leaving few fans to sack new manager Nuno Espirito Santo. demanded.
But much of the dismay of club loyalists amid anger over poor recruitment and their normal handling of the club is aimed at the board – with an indication that they have put ‘profit before glory’.
Tottenham fans protest against ownership ahead of Sunday’s Aston Villa clash
Fans have asked Danielle Levy and Joe Lewis to leave the club amid turbulent period
There is growing anger among Spurs owners ENIC over the club’s recent management
Spurs reached the Champions League final in 2019 but have been facing a dramatic decline in form and fortunes since then.
Mauricio Pochettino was sacked only months later that night in Madrid and his successor Jose Mourinho was unable to bring him back into the top four or win any silverware.
The former Chelsea boss was sacked the day before last season’s Carabao Cup final, with Ryan Mason guiding the team as caretaker for the rest of the season, and the club promised to hire a new boss. whose philosophy reflected the club’s values of attacking football. Playing by nature.
Owners Lewis (L) and Daniel Levy have been in charge of North London since taking over in 2001
Club appoints Nuno Espirito Santo but new coach under pressure due to poor form
In an open letter to supporters this summer, before Espirito Santo was appointed, Levy said: ‘We are well aware of the need to select someone whose values reflect the values of our great club. And back to playing football with the style we are known for. – Free-flowing, attacking and entertaining – continuing our desire to see experienced talent as well as young players from our academy flourish.’
Tottenham tried and failed to hire a host of managers – including Julian Nagelsmann and Antonio Conte – before ending up with Nuno. So far there has not been much evidence of attacking football under the former Wolves coach, with reports of players being confused about their strategy.
Supporters were up in arms after the latest disappointing result – a 3-1 loss to bitter rivals Arsenal, which saw their arch-enemy go 3-0 up at half-time, before Son Heung-min consoled.
The last two results saw Spurs lose 3–0 against Crystal Palace, before suffering another London derby defeat to Chelsea, who emerged as 3–0 winners.