DANIEL LEVY and Tottenham Hotspur have rejected a request to meet with supporters over the running of the club.
The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust asked for a meeting with the chairman and the board last week.
The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust have had a request to meet the board turned down[/caption]
Daniel Levy has rejected the approach to discuss the running of the club[/caption]
They wanted to discuss a range of issues surrounding the direction Spurs were travelling in and comes months after THST demanded Levy’s resignation following their failed attempt to breakaway in the European Super League.
Levy responded to that by penning an apology to fans as he assured them that accusations both he and the board neither cared nor respected supporters could not be ‘further from the truth.’
However, that has not stopped him from turning down THST’s request for a meeting after a summer of turmoil that involved the Harry Kane transfer saga plus Nuno Espirito Santo’s arrival as boss.
Tensions have been rising over recent months and a small protest was held outside their ground last week ahead of the win over Aston Villa calling for Levy and eNIC to sell up.
However, Levy is still removing to budge and meet upset supporters, with a THST statement saying: “Last week, the Board of Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust asked the board of Tottenham Hotspur Football club for a meeting to discuss the club’s medium to long-term strategy.
“The club has decided it does not want to address the questions many fans are asking. It has declined to speak to the Board of its official Supporters’ Trust.
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“The recent missteps of the club’s board have been well-publicised and resulted in fierce criticism not just from THST and other Tottenham fan groups but from wider football authorities, the media and government.
“The mixed start to the season has led many to question the focus of THFC’s board, what its objectives are and how it measures progress. And while individual decisions on players and tactics are not within the Trust’s remit, it is our job to question wider strategy when performance on the pitch falls short.
“While we have continued to work with various heads of department at the club, the club Board has refused to communicate, despite saying in public that its door remains open.
“Now our latest request for the club’s Board to address legitimate fan concerns has been rejected.
“With the government’s fan-led review into football governance about to publish its recommendations, the actions of the THFC board provide the evidence of why change is needed.
“The club board wants to choose what it talks about, when it talks about it, and who it talks to. It’s a stark example of the reality of grace and favour relationships, and it’s why we worked so hard to develop proposals that could bring real change.
“The kind of historic change we hope the review takes the chance to deliver for all fan groups across the country.”
Their statement added: “An emergency meeting of THST’s board will be held in the coming days to discuss options and we will convene a meeting of our members shortly afterwards to agree next steps.
“It may well be that the recommendations of the fan-led review are published as we go through that process and, if so, we will take them into consideration.”
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