Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has admitted that he was wrong to appoint Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte as head coaches in recent years.
After a successful five-and-a-half year spell with Mauricio Pochettino at the helm, Levy brought in Mourinho as head coach in November 2019 with a view for turning Spurs into a team that won trophies instead of just competing for them.
However, Mourinho was unable to end the club's trophy drought, though did lead them to the Carabao Cup final in 2021 and was sacked a week before the final. In his only full season in charge, Tottenham finished sixth in the Premier League — their lowest return in six years at that point.
Tottenham wanted to appoint Conte as Mourinho's successor in the summer of 2021 but he claimed that he needed time away from the game having just left Inter. When eventual replacement Nuno Espirito Santo was fired early on in the 2021/22 season, Conte accepted the chance to join Spurs.
Conte managed to steer Tottenham to an unlikely top four finish following a superb second half to his first campaign and expectations were high for the 2022/23 season. However, they were meekly eliminated from all cup competitions and ended up eighth in the Premier League table, with Conte leaving the club in March.
Despite appointing two managers known for sweeping up silverware in a short space of time, Tottenham have still not won a trophy since 2008.
Speaking at a fan forum event on Tuesday night, Levy recognised that it was a 'mistake' to appoint managers in the win-now mould of Mourinho and Conte, leading to him appointing current boss Ange Postecoglou back in June.
«I want to win just as much as everybody else. The frustration of not winning and the pressure from maybe someRead on 90min.com