Angry Tottenham Supporters’ Trust goes public with questions over the club’s direction, lack of trophies, stadium naming rights and where revenue from non-football events ends up after Daniel Levy and his board DECLINED to meet with them
- Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust requested a meeting with the club’s board to discuss various matters but this was rejected last week
- They have now gone public with the questions they wanted to ask hierarchy
- THST wanted an outline of the club’s strategy in the short and long term
- They wanted chairman Daniel Levy to explain comments about the club’s DNA
- Other issues included a lack of success over 20 years and financial matters
Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust has gone public with questions it has for the club’s board after their request for a meeting was rejected last week.
The fans group wanted to meet with senior figures at Spurs to discuss the club’s strategy and vision for the future but were turned down.
THST has now released the questions they were intending to ask, insisting that fans deserve to know the answers.
The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust has gone public with a set of questions it wanted to discuss with the club’s board after a request for a meeting was rejected last week
There have been protests from some Spurs fans calling for Daniel Levy and the owners to go
It said in a statement: ‘The club board declined to meet with the Trust board, however, that does not mean those questions are no longer relevant.
‘What it does mean is we now have to ask in public the questions we would have asked at that meeting. We asked the club to clarify its strategy when it went two consecutive transfer windows without signing a player, when Mauricio Pochettino was sacked, and we ask again now.
‘It was our intention to provide the club’s board with an opportunity to explain its short, medium and long-term plans for THFC and to furnish the fan base with sufficient information to make an educated assessment of the current situation and the direction of travel at Tottenham Hotspur. We’d hope that information would still be forthcoming.
‘Sharing strategic visions and objectives is not unusual in football, and is commonplace in business, with several clubs (including Liverpool, Everton, Celtic, Rangers) alongside the Football Association, having published plans and reports readily available for review.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy pictured during their season opener with Manchester City
Spurs fans protest against the owners ahead of the game against Aston Villa earlier this month
‘As key stakeholders in the club, it is our view that supporters have every right to ask these questions, to expect a level of transparency and to hold directors accountable for their decision making.
‘We hope the club’s board takes the opportunity to address fan concerns, and to share their future plans for THFC.’
Among the questions asked were the board’s objectives over the next five years, clarification what Daniel Levy’s comment on restoring the DNA of the club meant, the club’s thoughts on the lack of trophies over the last 20 years and whether the club make the team a priority.
THST also asked about stadium naming rights, where money from non-football events at the stadium goes and for an update on the club’s assessment that they would implement fan representation on the board.
One question concerned what happens to revenue from non-football events held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, including the NFL match last Sunday
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