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Mido slams Daniel Levy after Tottenham end talks with Antonio Conte

Spurs' negotiations with Antonio Conte broke down last week
Spurs’ negotiations with Antonio Conte broke down last week (Getty)

Former Tottenham striker Mido has slammed Daniel Levy after Spurs ended talks with Antonio Conte.

Tottenham are still searching for their permanent replacement for Jose Mourinho, who was sacked in April.

Conte, who left Inter at the end of May after a disagreement with the club’s board, was in the running to become Spurs’ new manager.

But the Premier League club have now moved in a different direction after failing to reach an agreement with the former Chelsea boss.

And Mido, who made 63 appearances during his time at Spurs, believes Levy is to blame for not allowing managers more control.

Tottenham fans should know better… Daniel Levy will never bring any manger in who wants full control of the football decisions will never bring in a demanding manager!!’ the former Egypt striker wrote on Twitter.

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Serie A - Inter Milan v Cagliari - San Siro, Milan, Italy - April 11, 2021 Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte celebrates their first goal scored by Inter Milan's Matteo Darmian REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo/File Photo
Antonio Conte left Inter last month due to a disagreement over the club’s direction (Reuters)

‘That’s why he sacked Poch [Mauricio Pochettino] when he started to ask for more players when he started to compare his team to [Manchester] City.

‘Building a new stadium is great for the owners it allows them to make more money but it means nothing to the fans!

‘Fans want to see their team signing the best players and the best managers around #spurs need at least 4 top players all around and a top manager #COYS.’

Meanwhile, Inter president Steven Zhang has revealed that Conte’s decision to leave was due to a difference in opinion over the club’s direction.

‘I was and remain convinced that Conte is a winning coach: this is the reason that led us to invest so much in him and in the team in the last two years,’ Zhang said.

‘Last summer the pandemic had greatly affected our revenues but we continued with him, focusing on the season convinced that we could win.

‘The decision was right, but now the bill brought by the pandemic is such that we cannot fail to review the situation by looking for savings that lead to a future budget balance.

‘We must reduce costs and control risks. This obviously also influences the transfer market strategy. Our different views on the situation led to the separation.

‘What wasn’t fundamental for him, was for the club, and vice-versa. Conte is a top coach, but as president I have to think about the solidity of the club.’

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