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Daniel Levy - Chairman

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Howard Webb, 8 Feb 2012.

  1. Gazza

    Gazza Ruel Fox

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    StephenH Johnny Morrison

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    Like football writers and pundits
     
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    jts1882 Mauricio Taricco

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    No, it is all genuine revenue items, the type Deloitte count in their rankings. The increase is mainly due to two big additions, the Champions League revenue (an extra £25m on Europa the year before) and the new TV contract (extra £55m). The other £20m came from small increases in domestic cup revenue, sponsorship, merchandising, etc.
     
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    Gazzasrightboot Pascal Chimbonda

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    All this is very interesting. I would imagine that agents would be using this as some sort of negotiating tactic, and to be frank I don't think it has any legs really. You don't go into a negotiation with someone and say my client deserves a pay rise of X% because that is what you got. It just doesn't work that way.

    We will know next year what the yearly salary is, but I think he has always been one of the top 4 highest paid chairman in the league from a salary and bonus point of view. But we need to ensure that we are comparing apples with apples. Gazidis gets paid £2.7m a year. Chelsea have a bit more of a weird structure in that the equivalent role for Levy is done by a number of different people which amounts to more than Levy. Liverpool's chairman gets paid less I believe, but I don't think his role is the same but could be wrong.

    Staff costs have increased from £100m to £127m. Next year would be higher as a number of contracts were renegotiated either in the second half of that year or after the year-end, meaning we don't know the full yearly increase. Our playing squad has not increased by that much, so you would have to assume that this increase is mainly people (and players) getting paid more than they were previously. That's at least a 27% increase, and more than likely more on an annualised basis.

    Levy's total salary (all monies paid to him including benefits and bonus) was £2.8m the year before. It was £2.6m the year before that and £6m in the current year (of which I think we can safely assume £3m is backdated). Personally, I think it is a little excessive when put into context of others. However, we can't argue that he has not been a big driver of the success that we have. He could have been less transparent about it and paid a dividend instead which he would have got close to a third of, or provided a loan to the company that attracts interest. He has not. Why I won't get annoyed about this is because he has brought success and has made this club much better. That's all I care about as a customer and fan.
     
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    jts1882 Mauricio Taricco

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    Good point about comparing like for like. Levy's role is closer to that of Kenyon, Gill and Dein. Levy should be getting more than Gazidas or Ayre or even Woodward who have more limited roles and are there as frontmen for the owners.
     
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    Hoddledro Carlo Cudicini

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    Danny should get the players on a plane to Barbados or get Joe to pay a visit before the Watford game and thank them for boxing above their weight. Remind them that they have moved the club closer to were it should be, and how close we are.

    It's been a though road from Sugars stagnation decade waiting to win the league by default when everyone else went bankrupt. How'd that work out clam.

    Anyway the players are on their knees, and need a lift. The days off before the game should help, but everything should be done to get us back to winning the last four games which is doable. Some of these guys have given so much in the last 4-5 years and should be reminded.
     
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    Daisuk Dean Richards

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    I was just wondering, levy being an important guy, you see him at matches obviously, but do any of you London dwellers ever casually see him hanging about in London? Does he always have an entourage/life guards with him? I'm just curious as to whether or not he's having to face fans on a daily basis giving him abuse or wanting to talk to him etc. He's a bit of an enigma to me. Very mystical in some weird boring way, haha, and for some reason I just can't see him standing down on the local shop explaining stuff about the club to locals.
     
  8. MKSpur

    MKSpur Terry Yorath

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    I’d imagine he drives or is driven to work early and finished late and he seems to want to avoid the limelight given the number of interviews he has given over the years. I guess your best chance of bumping into him would be an exclusive restaurant.

    When his time here is done he could release a book that reveals he reasons behind a lot of the decisions he made, sure to have a lot of interest. Doesn’t seem the type though.
     
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    Daisuk Dean Richards

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    True, but Alex Ferguson didn't seem the type either. I'm pretty sure he won't though. Strange fellow, I'd like to hear his own reasoning behind always leaving it late in the transfer window, I just don't see the logic behind how that could get us anything other than wantaways and outcasts from other clubs, albeit cheap. Oh, well, we've had that discussion before.
     
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    billyiddo Chris Jones Staff Member

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    In this particular instance it seems like we just didn't really go for anyone, rather than deliberately leaving it late to make our moves, looks like we cut our losses on Zaha early and Grealish was just a bit of a punt we were happy to play chicken over.
     
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    nayimfromthehalfwayline Pedro Mendes

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    Worth watching, actually more complimentary than I expected - particularly from Parish.
     
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    Daisuk Dean Richards

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    Yeah, that seems to be the case now, indeed. :)
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    People often seem to see him on the tube

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    Robspur12 Gerry Armstrong

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    Not to mention quite a few fans...
     
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    ShipOfTheseus Luke Young

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    Life guards? Presumably you were thinking Minder rather than Baywatch, but it's a nice idea.
     
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    Glenda's Legs Gerry Armstrong

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    Not sure that's quite the image Donna Cullen wants to convey...
     
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    Daisuk Dean Richards

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    Haha, I blame too much coffee. Too direct a translation from Norwegian, I meant body guards. :p
     
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    Daisuk Dean Richards

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    Nice! Good find. So I guess it's fair to assume he gets his fair share of fans coming up to him with their suggestions. :p
     
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    Robbo Vedran Corluka

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    I'm sure we had targets and enquired about several players, but sometimes it just doesn't work out. It's confirmed Levy called Manure about Martial, isn't it?
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    It's easy to be inconspicuous outside the environment you are known if you want to. Especially when you are as small as him! Only people who want the attention attract it.

    He probably looks exactly the same as 10 lawyers and insurance workers in that same carriage.
     

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