DANIEL LEVY has a reputation for being one of the most stubborn men in football — and it is well deserved.
But at the ripe old age of 59, the Spurs chairman is proving that, maybe, he is learning from some of his mistakes.
Daniel Levy has apparently admitted his regret at sacking Mauricio PochettinoCredit: Reuters
Levy told friends that sacking Mauricio Pochettino was the biggest error of his career and has not ruled out a possible return for the club’s former boss.
But Paris Saint-Germain are likely to take a leaf out of Levy’s book and bargain hard in terms of compensation for Pochettino — even though he has helped them finish second in a one-horse race in Ligue 1.
Public relations has not always been Levy’s strength. And he made the disastrous decision to charge Spurs fans £60 plus a £1.50 booking fee for the club’s final home game against Aston Villa.
In contrast, Burnley let their supporters in free against Liverpool at Turf Moor.
So imagine the surprise of home fans when they arrived at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last Wednesday night and were treated to free food around the concourses.
The grub at Spurs’ ground is probably the best in the Premier League, as well.
However, it may not surprise you to learn that Levy still put up the beer prices from last season.
And it also included some curious pricing, with Heineken at £4.89 and Beavertown Neck Oil at £5.39.
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Pochettino failed to land the French title for PSG this seasonCredit: AFP
MORE SENSE THAN MONEY
MORECAMBE could cap an incredible season in League Two.
They face Newport in the play-off final on Monday despite having the lowest wage bill in the division — at around £1million.
That works out at £20,000 a week for the entire playing staff.
Just as remarkable was Cheltenham winning League Two as their wage bill came in at 22nd in the division. And second-placed Cambridge’s wage bill was also around the £1.2m mark, making them the 21st highest in the division.
Normally, like the Premier League, the size of a wage bill generally equates to a team’s final position.
But refreshingly, this has not been the case.
Equally, in League One, Lincoln face Blackpool in the final although their wage bill was in the bottom half of the league.
FAIR play to Neil Warnock. The Middlesbrough manager read this column about how former Crystal Palace player Geoff Thomas was fundraising for Cure Leukaemia with an auction for signed match-worn player shirts from various clubs.
Warnock has now donated a set of Middlesbrough shirts to help the blood cancer charity’s cause.
But the players have been told they are not allowed to give out any tickets to their young children for the clash.
Uefa have told both clubs that players’ guests must not be aged under six.
PREMIER LEAGUE chiefs give clubs a long list of requirements to please broadcasters.
One of those is a constant upgrading of floodlights. Norwich have been told they must improve theirs — at a cost of £1million.
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