Gary Neville explains how Spurs boss has done Levy a big favour

Daniel Levy

The Sky Sports pundit has been discussing the north London club.

Gary Neville believes Mauricio Pochettino has done Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy a big favour by taking attention away from some of his failings, according to his regular column in the Daily Telegraph.

And, in so doing, the pundit feels Pochettino is not just affecting things on the pitch in the capital but also how the club is being run behind the scenes.

Neville told the Telegraph: "It must be significant that you don’t hear Daniel Levy’s name mentioned much anymore.

"It can only be a good thing for Spurs and a good thing for Daniel Levy, because after the Gareth Bale sale the chairman went, in the public’s mind, from someone who had extracted a wonderful price from Real Madrid to a meddler who had squandered the proceeds and was failing to understand football.

"So Pochettino is not only shaping the team; he is affecting how the club is run."

Is Neville right? Has Pochettino improved Levy's standing among fans - or at the very least removed some of his failings from the spotlight?

The Spurs chairman was still lambasted over the summer for a failure to sign another centre-forward but he has clearly been given credit for allowing Pochettino to implement some of his methods at White Hart Lane - and for giving the Argentine some top-class players to work with.

Tottenham face Chelsea this Sunday afternoon but it won't necessarily be a sign of how far they have come. The north London side have already beaten the Blues at home this year. What is more of a sign of progress is how well fancied Spurs are already going into the game.

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