Spurs appointed Antonio Conte in October and former Spurs striker Teddy Sheringham has praised Daniel Levy for his role in getting the Italian through the door.
Sheringham has identified that it is important to ‘credit’ Daniel Levy and stated that the appointment showed ‘ambition’.
Despite links emerging in the summer after the club sacked Jose Mourinho, Conte eventually joined the club in November after Nuno Espirito Santo’s reign in north London lasted only a matter of months.
Sheringham praised Levy’s decision to bring the coach to the capital, saying: “I think in some ways you’ve got to credit Daniel Levy. I mean, he got it wrong with the Nuno Espirito Santo appointment, but credit to Tottenham for going out there and showing the ambition to get a guy like Conte.
“He has tried everything to make Tottenham better, and you’ve got to take your hat off to that.
“Conte coming in and performing the way he has done, in the manner that he has done, I said at the time, I think he was the perfect fit for Tottenham.”
He added: “If a guy walks in a dressing room, someone who’s won so many things in Italy and England, all of a sudden does the vibe just change.”
TIF Thoughts on Sheringham’s praise towards Levy for Conte appointment…
Conte has a proven track record as a successful manager, and most importantly for Spurs, has proven himself in the Premier League with rivals Chelsea.
Evidently, Conte has already improved Spurs’ fortunes since Espirito Santo’s departure as they have seen an increase in solidity at the back since his return to England.
Conte has managed to strengthen the defence without bringing in any reinforcements through the door, therefore, if he manages to bring in these players to strengthen the team further in the future, then Levy would have to receive some credit for appointing the world-class manager.