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Levy has been the subject of angry protests as Spurs fans have watched their team slide down the table, in danger of missing out on European football and now two months without a permanent boss since Antonio Conte's sacking in March.
But caretaker boss Ryan Mason, who passionately hopes this will not be his last game in charge, believes Levy should be cut some slack and Conte left them in an artificially false fourth spot when he left.
Directors box images of Levy looking pained have been common place both before and during the run of just two wins since the Italian coach left and Mason revealed: 'It hurts him. It hurts everyone committed to this club and everyone who really cares and wants his club to be successful.'
Levy has sanctioned over £500m in transfer pending since the opening of their state-of-the-art stadium in 2019, but Mason is the fifth person to take charge of the team in that time – repeating the role he undertook when Jose Mourinho was dismissed two years ago.
Tottenham interim boss Ryan Mason claims the club's chairman Daniel Levy has been let down
Mason insists Levy wants the club to succeed and has been hurt by their slide down the table
Levy has faced angry protests from Spurs supporters in the final weeks of a difficult season
'One thing I will say is he spent money,' Mason added. 'He's tried. I just think ultimately he's probably been let down by other people. But that's football. That happens and hopefully we can get things right quickly, make good decisions and turn things around.'
Conte left with Tottenham out of Europe and domestic cup competitions, but fourth in the Premier League table despite an unconvincing run of results and his extraordinary outburst at Southampton when he questioned Levy's largely trophy-free running of the club and the commitment of his players.
The malaise worsened after his right-hand man Cristian Stellini took over and Mason, only 32 next month, has also