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Jose Mourinho defends Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy as Spurs fans prepare to fly the ‘Levy Out’ banner

‘Next season will be different’: Jose Mourinho defends Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy as Spurs fans prepare to fly £ 650 ‘Levy Out’ banner over the club’s stadium during the North London derby against Arsenal

  • Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has defended Spurs chairman Daniel Levy
  • Fans are preparing to fly a ‘Levy Out’ banner over the club’s stadium on Sunday
  • Tottenham, who sits ninth at the table, faces Arsenal in the North London derby
  • The group behind the banner, which costs £ 650, promises more protests

Jose Mourinho has defended Daniel Levy as Tottenham fans prepare to fly a ‘Levy Out’ banner over Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday during the North London derby.

The group behind the banner, which has cost £ 650, promises there will be more protests against President Levy and the club’s owners, Enic, if they don’t see more progress on the field.

A spokesperson told it The Telegraph: “We believe it is a necessity, because the fact that we are in a Champions League final, almost on par with Liverpool, is another 10 steps back.

Tottenham fans prepare to fly a 'Levy Out' banner over Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Tottenham fans prepare to fly a ‘Levy Out’ banner over Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

‘Arsenal ahead, behind a club that has had three managers in one season, possibly in their worst season.

“Levy and Enic have to invest in the club and challenge us for awards.

Hopefully this will bring the club to the attention and maybe get them thinking. We will continue with further protests, banners and actions if the club does not respond positively. ‘

But manager Mourinho has jumped to Levy’s defense, citing many reasons why it was a difficult year for Spurs who are currently ninth in the Premier League table.

Jose Mourinho has jumped to Levy's defense, citing many reasons why it was difficult

Jose Mourinho has jumped to Levy's defense, citing many reasons why it was difficult

Jose Mourinho has jumped to Levy’s defense, citing many reasons why it was difficult

“Look, I think the message is very, very simple, it’s that supporters aren’t happy, nobody in this club is happy,” said Mourinho.

“If the fans are unhappy and I am happy, Mister Levy is happy, the captains are happy, it would be a huge problem because our ambitions would not match the ambitions and wishes of the fans. But if we all want the same thing, that’s the best message we can give.

‘Next season will be different because I start working from day one and because we are going to make some changes to our team and we don’t need a big investment like last summer.

Erik Lamela (right) of Tottenham Hotspur appears dejected after losing on July 2 to Sheffield

Erik Lamela (right) of Tottenham Hotspur appears dejected after losing on July 2 to Sheffield

Erik Lamela (right) of Tottenham Hotspur appears dejected after losing on July 2 to Sheffield

“I can’t believe the next season will be as full of negative episodes as we’ve had since practically day one [this time]. I have no problem in saying that we will be better next season than this season. No doubt.’

Tottenham reached the Champions League final in 2019, where they lost 2-0 to Liverpool, but have been on a downward spiral since firing Mourinho’s predecessor, Mauricio Pochettino, in November.

Mourinho took over with the club in 14th place, 11 points in fourth place and three in fifth place.

At the time, Pochettino’s points per game for the season was 1.17. Mourinho is 1.59, but his team is 10 points fourth and nine behind the fifth.

Spurs have taken eight points from an available 15 since the restart of the league, scoring five goals as they prepared to host Arsenal.

Mourinho took over from Mauricio Pochettino in November with Spurs in 14th place

Mourinho took over from Mauricio Pochettino in November with Spurs in 14th place

Mourinho took over from Mauricio Pochettino in November with Spurs in 14th place

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