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Sugar backs Levy amid Spurs slump

Former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar has defended current incumbent Daniel Levy (below) amid increasing pressure.

Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs' third head coach in a year, has endured a tough start to life at the White Hart Lane helm, and supporters are aiming a lot of ire in Levy's direction but former Tottenham chairman Sugar believes that anger is misdirected.

"All you can expect from a chairman is the following: to provide the money for your football staff to do what they want to do, negotiate hard and bitterly if one of your best players has got a death wish to want to leave, and to provide an environment like a new stadium or training ground and all that kind of stuff," he said. "That is all the chairman can do."