Former Tottenham striker defends Spurs chairman Daniel Levy
Jurgen Klinsmann says Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is doing a fantastic job
Jurgen Klinsmann has defended Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy.
The Spurs chief has been criticised in recent weeks for the north London side’s series of disappointing signings following the £85.7m departure of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid in 2013.
A new manager has come in and he needs the time to put his stamp on the team so there will be a few ups and downs
Levy, who has sacked three managers in two years, appointed Argentine Mauricio Pochettino as Tim Sherwood’s successor at the end of the 2013/14 season.
However, the ex-Southampton boss has struggled to improve the Spurs squad, and the Lilywhites are languishing in 12th place after a fourth home defeat of the season.
But Klinsmann, who had two spells at the club, feels Levy is doing a “fantastic job”, pointing to the new stadium and their consistent qualification for Europa League.
“They are doing a fantastic job,” Pochettino told the London Evening Standard.
“In the last few years, Tottenham have qualified for the Champions League and they are consistently in the Europa League.
“They have built a fantastic new training ground and when you do things like that, you have a long term picture in mind. They are doing well in the Europa League and while they have lost a bit of ground in the Premier League, it will go in the right direction.
“A new manager has come in and he needs the time to put his stamp on the team so there will be a few ups and downs, which are happening right now.”