Former Spurs coach on Levy - 'He's not a football man'

Daniel Levy

With Tim Sherwood leaving Tottenham this week, one former member of the coaching team was outspoken regarding some of the club's recent decision making.

This week Daniel Levy sacked his ninth Tottenham Hotspur manager in 13 years.

It sparked debate about the Spurs chairman, with many questioning whether his repeated hiring and firing tactic was in the best interests of the club.

There have been some that have even called for Levy to be the one walking away from Tottenham, despite the fact that the club are in much a stronger position than when ENIC and Levy took control.

Former player Clive Allen, who returned to coach at the club when Martin Jol was manager, told BBC Radio 5 live of his experience of Levy, and was pretty damning of some of his decision making despite being impressed by his general business skills.

"In a business sense he's done a fantastic job," the former England striker said.

"It's so bitterly disappointing the squad has finished sixth this season and the squad of players, in all honesty, are not competitive with the top four teams.

"A decision was made that a new direction had to be found and I just wonder what that direction is.

"I don't think he is a football man," Allen continued. "Those decisions have come back to haunt him.

"It's a very expensive squad and someone has to be answerable for that."

Allen, who played for a whopping SEVEN London clubs in his career, suffered more than most under Levy, remaining on the coaching staff for several managerial departures before leaving the club when Harry Redknapp was sacked in 2012.

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