By Noel Whelan

22nd Jun, 2021 | 12:41pm

Daniel Levy is blocking popular Tottenham appointment after BBC reveal - pundit

Noel Whelan has claimed Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is blocking fans from having a manager they want in Jurgen Klinsmann.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds and Coventry striker claimed Klinsmann, 56, would be a popular choice among fans given his affiliation to the club.

Speaking to BBC Sport on 18 June, Klinsmann revealed he is interested in managing the club he spent two seasons at as a player.

The ex-Germany and USA boss said he called Levy shortly after Jose Mourinho’s sacking but has not heard anything regarding the vacant post since.

Spurs appear to be back to square one in their search for a new manager after talks with Paulo Fonseca fell through last week.

When asked by Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs if Klinsmann could be a good option for Tottenham in the short-term, Whelan said:

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“I am sure the fans would see him as a safe pair of hands. I think they would take him over a Fonseca or a Gattuso anyway.

“Klinsmann has more experience than the likes of Gattuso in regards to management. He knows what the club is all about.

“But if Daniel Levy is not interested he cannot do anything about it. It is clear he is not in the running for the job. Levy doesn’t want him.

“If you ask the fans though, they’d probably take him over some of the other names that have been touted about.”

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