Simon Jordan gives five reasons why Tottenham are ‘the best club in the Premier League’
Tottenham Hotspur are the best-run club in the Premier League.
That’s according to former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan, who on talkSPORT gave his five reasons why Spurs have become the blueprint to follow for football clubs in England.
The ex-Selhurst Park chief says he does not like the “sovereign wealth behind Manchester City” and admires the way Tottenham have steadily built their club both on and off the pitch.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men are currently second in the Premier League and boast one of the best training facilities in the world and will soon boast of one of the top stadiums too.
Speaking on Thursday’s Jim White show, Jordan said: “I have no dog in the fight as I was involved with another London club and I had lots of run-ins with Spurs and Daniel Levy, but in my view Spurs are probably the best football club in the Premier League for a variety of reasons.
“Number one, it is because of Spurs’s organic development of players and their youth development.
“Two, because of their propensity to go down the pyramid and scout properly. No other club in the Premier League would have bought Dele Alli [from MK Dons].
“Three, because they put top players like Harry Kane out on loan for passages of time in their career so they develop the right attitude.
“Four, because of their control over finances.
“And five, because they are building the best stadium in the world.”
Tottenham have been tipped to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City for the title this season, with Harry Redknapp telling talkSPORT it’s a ‘three-horse race’ for the crown.
But Jordan believes that may be a stretch and has cast doubt over manager Pochettino.
“My only concern for Tottenham is Pochettino and his ability to be a big-game winner,” he added.
“I think Tottenham have had two key opportunities in the last three or four years. No discredit to Leicester, Tottenham should have won the title that year and they also should have won the cup semi-final against Manchester United.
“It may show Pochettino’s inability to get across the line.”
Source: SportsLatest TS