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Former Tottenham striker Mido has slammed Daniel Levy regarding Antonio Conte negotiations


FORMER Tottenham striker Mido has slammed Daniel Levy and has claimed the Spurs chief will never hire a demanding manager.

Levy held talks with former Chelsea chief Antonio Conte about becoming the new manager of the north Londoners last week, according to the Sun.

But SunSport revealed the Tottenham chairman pulled the plug on hiring the Italian because of his excessive financial demands.

In addition to a whopping £15million-a-year salary, Conte wanted a huge war chest — believed to be in excess of £100m — for new signings.

And former Spurs star Mido has taken to social media to hit out at shrewd Levy for his role in the advanced negotiations breaking down.

He tweeted to his 5.3 million followers: “#tottenham fans should know better.

“Daniel Levy will never bring any manager in who wants full control of the football decisions will never bring in a demanding manager!!

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

Tottenham, with their £1billion stadium still to pay for, have been hit hard by the pandemic – forcing Levy to reject Conte’s demands.

Yet Mido also questioned whether Spurs should have invested so heavily in their new ground instead of their under-performing squad.

He added: “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.”

SunSport previously reported that despite Tottenham’s failure to land Conte, Fabio Paratici will be joining as the club’s new director of football.

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