Tottenham: Daniel Levy offers fresh pledge to fans after ‘immensely difficult’ season
Daniel Levy has issued a promise to Tottenham supporters that the summer will be spent trying to deliver “on-pitch success” to the club.
Spurs have endured a difficult campaign with boss Antonio Conte departing in March, before Fabio Paratici resigned from his managing director of football position last month following a worldwide ban for allegations of false accounting during his time at Juventus.
The club’s trophy drought has also extended into a 15th consecutive season and any hope of another top-four finish has long gone with unrest amongst the fanbase growing amid a perceived lack of direction or transparency from the board.
Ryan Mason is the third head coach this season, after Cristian Stellini was sacked following a disastrous four-game spell, and with the managerial search set to extend into a third month next week, Spurs fans’ have repeatedly chanted for Levy to leave the club in recent fixtures.
But in his programme notes for the 3-1 defeat to Brentford, Levy said: "This has been an immensely difficult season.
"We made footballing decisions over recent seasons based on ambition and a desire to bring success to our club and they have not delivered what we had hoped.
"Your frustration has been understandable and all of us at the club have shared it.
"We have undertaken a thorough and rigorous review of our footballing operations. Scott Munn joins us in the summer as our new chief football officer and we look forward to sharing further news with you post-season.
"We shall spend the period ahead of next season working relentlessly to position our club for on-pitch success and football you will love to come and watch.
"Every element of the club’s operations is geared toward delivering that."
Levy did make similar promises in 2021 with talk of Spurs returning to their "DNA" amid the hunt for Jose Mourinho’s successor.
A lengthy managerial search ended with Nuno Espirito Santo being appointed in June, but he was sacked four months later.
Feyenoord boss Arne Slot has been installed as the new bookies’ favourite to replace Conte in the current head coach hunt.
Earlier this month Julian Nagelsmann was ruled to no longer be a contender while recent weeks have seen Xabi Alonso and Vincent Kompany commit to staying at Bayer Leverkusen and Burnley respectively.
Chairman Levy did pay tribute to Mason for stepping up for a second time in interim charge and women’s caretaker Vicky Jepson, who replaced Rehanne Skinner in March.
He added: "I should like to thank everyone at the club - all our staff, across all our locations, and our players - for their dedication and hard work during what has been a busy and often challenging season."
Additional reporting from PA