Furious Tottenham fans stage protest before home clash with Aston Villa as they call for Daniel Levy and owner Joe Lewis to LEAVE amid anger over poor start to the season and the club’s direction
- A group of Spurs fans showed opposition to the club’s ownership on Sunday
- Signs reading ‘Levy out, Lewis out, Enic out’ were seen before Aston Villa clash
- Fans are angry over club’s direction amid poor form under Nuno Espirito Santo
Tottenham fans made clear their opposition to the current ownership ahead of their home clash against Aston Villa on Sunday, unfurling signs calling for chairman Daniel Levy and owner Joe Lewis to leave the club.
Spurs started the season with three successive wins to lead the table before the first international break – but they went on to lose the next three, conceding nine goals in the process and leaving some fans demanding new manager Nuno Espirito Santo to be sacked.
But much of the frustration from the club’s faithful has been aimed at the board amid anger at poor recruitment and their general running of the club – with a sign claiming they have put ‘profit before glory’.
Tottenham fans staged a protest against the ownership ahead of Sunday’s Aston Villa clash
Fans have called for Daniel Levy and Joe Lewis to leave the club amid a turbulent period
There has been rising anger at Spurs owners ENIC over their recent management of the club
Spurs reached the Champions League final in 2019 but have since suffered from a dramatic downward spiral in form and fortunes.
Mauricio Pochettino was sacked just months after that night in Madrid and his successor Jose Mourinho was unable to guide them back into the top four or win any silverware.
The former Chelsea boss was sacked the day before the Carabao Cup final last season, with Ryan Mason guiding the team as caretaker for the rest of the season, and the club promised to appoint a new boss whose philosophy reflected the club’s values of attacking football and playing with flair.
Owner Lewis (L) and Daniel Levy have been in charge in north London since taking over in 2001
The club appointed Nuno Espirito Santo but the new coach is under pressure after poor form
In an open letter to supporters this summer, prior to appointing Espirito Santo, Levy said: ‘We are acutely aware of the need to select someone whose values reflect those of our great Club and return to playing football with the style for which we are known – free-flowing, attacking and entertaining – whilst continuing to embrace our desire to see young players flourish from our Academy alongside experienced talent.’
Tottenham tried and failed to appoint a host of managers – including Julian Nagelsmann and Antonio Conte – before ending up with Nuno. So far under the former Wolves coach, there has not been much evidence of attacking football, with reports of players confused about his tactics.
Supporters were up in arms after the latest disappointing result – a 3-1 loss away at bitter rivals Arsenal, which saw their arch enemy 3-0 up at half time, before Son Heung-min netted a consolation.
The two previous results saw Spurs lose 3-0 against Crystal Palace before yet another London derby loss to Chelsea, who also emerged as 3-0 victors.
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