TOTTENHAM Hotspur Supporters’ Trust have sent out a letter to the club’s board expressing “genuine concerns” and asking four questions.
Spurs are up to fifth after beating Crystal Palace 4-0 on Wednesday – but manager Antonio Conte’s future remains in question.
Antonio Conte during Tottenham’s win over Crystal PalaceCredit: Reuters
And the Italian raised alarms when he urged Tottenham fans to lower their expectations on success this season.
THST revealed in a tweet that they had contacted the board asking key questions.
A statement read: “There are genuine concerns about the situation at Spurs and the direction of the Club.
“We have written to the Club Board seeking answers to the fundamental questions that fans want answered and we will share the Club’s response in due course.”
Conte claimed Spurs fans’ expectations were “not realistic” following his side’s 2-0 loss to Aston Villa last Sunday.
He said: “I know what the reality is because I am the coach. The club knows very well what my thoughts are on the situation.
“The situation was very clear. I continue to work and to improve and to help you to improve the club, to create a solid foundation and then to develop.
“You have to know that there are clubs who can invest £200m or £300m and others with different policies and, I repeat, you have to respect the policy.
“The policy has to be very clear with all people otherwise we created a situation that’s not positive for the environment to create expectations that are not realistic, honestly.
“I was expecting this moment. Now we have to start to fight strong, because the situation in this league you can slip quickly.
“If you ask me if I’m scared, I’m not scared. I believe in my work, I believe in these players, but don’t ask me for things I cannot promise you.”
A double from Harry Kane and goals from Matt Doherty and Son Heung-min got Conte back to winning ways.
Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust Four Questions To Board
1) Will the club share its medium and long-term strategy for success, both on and off the pitch? How is the club measuring progress and how does it judge current outcomes against those expectations.
2) The manager employed by the Club has not signed a new contract and tells us we should lower our expectations about on-field outcomes. He has said publicly that the club needs to spend big money every window just to compete. How does this align with the Board’s philosophy for achieving success?
3) Are you satisfied with player recruitment in recent transfer windows and with the performance of the youth teams and development and supply of younger players through to the first team? Are there any plans to improve this?
4) Does the Club have a plan for further investment to ensure the Club remains competitive on the pitch in the face of substantial additional investment by other Premier League clubs. Is the Club closer to securing a [stadium] naming rights provider? Is there plans from further investment from ENIC or other potential investors or buyers?
The former Premier League title winner at Chelsea praised his side’s character after second-half rout.
He said: “It’s always important to get three points and have this type of win. This brings confidence.
“The game against Aston Villa, after a good first half, we conceded the goal and our confidence dropped a lot and to recover in two or three days after a defeat at home where we are expected to win, and to go again, was not easy.
“The response was really good. My players showed great character, great personality.”
Antonio Conte celebrates with players at Selhurst ParkCredit: PA