Hi all, hopefully not long before we resume Tottenham’s march back to the top four. This latest article by Don Scully is on Daniel Levy; saint or sinner? He looks at the rise and rise of Daniel Levy and speculates on Tottenham’s future under his guidance. My latest article will be out in under a week; it will be on another one of the great games I’ve been to in my lifetime. Best Regards, Glenn.
Extracts from Don Scully’s article
Daniel Levy: to some, he is a saviour to others he is the Devils Incarnate.
By Don Scully
So, what do we know about him?
Daniel Philip Levy was born on February 8th, 1962. Two days later Tottenham Hotspur thrashed Nottingham Forest 4-2. I don’t know if that was an omen or not. Looking it another way, seven days earlier, we had played Wolves, away, and lost 3-1. I am sure somebody can read something into that. Anyway…
Daniel is Jewish (a Yid), and is married to Tracy Dixon, and they have four children. He is also a British businessman and the Chairman of our Club. He has held this post since 2001 (19 years), which makes him the longest-serving Chairman in the Premier League.
The creation of our leader
Levy was born in Essex (an Essex Jewish boy). His father, Barry Levy, was a successful businessman. Probably where boy Daniel got his inspiration from. Daniel is a lifelong Tottenham Hotspur supporter and attended his first match at White Hart Lane against QPR in the 1960s. It is believed that he stood on the Shelf… it was probably then that he pontificated about his future role in this Club, as he surveyed all before him. His thoughts – maybe – where “All before me will be mine, and I envision a phoenix rising from the smouldering rubble of this stadium… kneel”, Or maybe he was just thinking of his friend Neil… but maybe not!
As he grew up and ploughed his way through his schooling, he eventually went to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and studied Economics and Land Economy, finally graduating in 1985 with a First Class Honours Degree. All this must have been in good stead for somebody who had a vision of pulling down White Hart Lane and building in its place a money tree of an empire.
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