Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has reaffirmed his commitment to reinvesting funds generated through the club’s partnership with the National Football League (NFL) into the football club.
This announcement coincided with the expansion of their collaboration, with the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium now officially recognized as the ‘Home of the NFL in the UK.’
The agreement includes hosting two NFL matches per season, with the Jacksonville Jaguars facing the Buffalo Bills on October 8 and the Baltimore Ravens hosting the Tennessee Titans on October 15.
This development is poised to significantly boost the club’s revenue, as the NFL will pay a per-game rental fee for using the stadium and allow Tottenham to retain profits from concessions and merchandise sales during the games.
In parallel news, Ange Postecoglou has been nominated for ‘The Best’ FIFA Men’s Coach award in recognition of his impressive achievements at Celtic and Tottenham.
The 58-year-old secured the domestic treble during his tenure at Celtic and later took on the formidable challenge of revamping Tottenham’s squad. Postecoglou has rejuvenated the Lilywhites, making them one of the most captivating teams in the Premier League while overseeing the departure of Harry Kane.
However, his bid for the title of the world’s best male head coach faces formidable competition, including Pep Guardiola, Simone Inzaghi, Luciano Spalletti, and Xavi, who have all excelled in their respective managerial roles.
Notably, Guardiola led Manchester City to a historic treble, claiming the English Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League titles.
Inter Milan, under Inzaghi’s stewardship, faced the daunting task of challenging Guardiola’s City but fell short in the final.
Spalletti guided Napoli to their first Serie A title in over three decades, while Xavi helped Barcelona reclaim La Liga supremacy after a three-year hiatus.
In a separate development, former Argentina international Jorge Burruchaga made a bold statement, asserting that Tottenham Hotspur’s Cristian Romero surpasses Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.
Van Dijk, once hailed as the world’s best center-back, has faced challenges following an ACL injury in 2020. Some fans argue that Manchester City’s John Stones and Ruben Dias have since outperformed him in the Premier League.
Burruchaga went a step further, claiming that Romero is “ten times better” than the Liverpool captain in a recent interview.
This assertion has added an intriguing dimension to the debate about the top defenders in the world.