During Saturday’s Champions League Final, Daniel Levy had a dilemma over what would be the best result for Tottenham. Which of the Madrid clubs did he want to win?
For Daniel Levy, sitting in Tottenham Towers on Saturday evening, he had to decide which was better for Tottenham – money or a manager? Depending on which team was triumphant and lifted the Champions League trophy, so the outcome for the Tottenham Chairman could possibly be different.
Money is important to those in charge of Tottenham Hotspur. If Real Madrid were to win their 10th European Cup, with Gareth Bale and Luka Modric in their successful team, surely the Tottenham Chairman had negotiated a clause in the transfer contracts, ensuring that Spurs would receive a healthy bonus if their former players helped Real to the ultimate success in European club football.
Certainly, Tottenham fans on Twitter were sure Spurs would be set to receive some financial reward but with Atletico leading into the final minutes, it was not going to Mr Levy’s liking,
As Joel Faugh (@jfaugh) tweeted:
If Real win this we would get money because of clauses in Bale and Modric contract. Levy is seething.
With Daniel Levy again searching for a suitable manager for Tottenham, it was thought that he might be delaying any decision until after the Champions League Final, as it was thought that Carlo Ancelotti would be sacked if Real Madrid lost. With Real behind this was looking a distinct possibility and Ancelotti might have been open to an approach from Tottenham. Ledley is My Hero (@spursNutN17) was hopeful in his tweet:
— Ledley is my Hero (@spursNutN17) May 24, 2014
Briefly, TOTTENHAM (@M6Hunt) allowed his dream to run wild when he tweeted,
ANCELOTTI could be bringing bale back to spurs at this rate..
— TOTTENHAM (@M6Hunt) May 24, 2014
Real Madrid’s dramatic equaliser in the final minutes brought the following tweet from Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1):
Levy was sitting there with Carlo's number punched into his phone. He's just launched said phone across the room..
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) May 24, 2014
In the end it was a night of triumph for Gareth Bale with many people recognising Tottenham’s part in his development to super star.
carl w (@carlw2426) tweeted,
On Twitter, Daren Green (@darenpg) posted,
— Daren Green (@darenpg) May 24, 2014
But as Titch (@titchthfc) tweeted,
We wasn’t getting Ancelloti anyway!
Meanwhile, back in Tottenham Towers, Mr Levy will probably be searching for the details of Bobby Zamora’s departure from White Hart Lane to see if he should get in touch with his old friend Harry, in case there’s any money owing or perhaps he could interest him in a job-lot of signings for next season’s QPR team.
Robbie Prouse (@RobbieProuse) tweeted,
Zamora and Bale with the winners today