Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy

Alex McLeish has backed Daniel Levy to eventually apologise for involving Tottenham in the European Super League plans. 

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Scotland boss admitted saying sorry was not to be expected from executives.

In a statement via video last week, Liverpool owner John W Henry issued an apology to fans for the “disruption” caused by the ESL proposal.

In comparison, Levy’s statement said Spurs “regret the anxiety and upset caused”.

He also thanked supporters for their “considered opinions” on the matter.

As revealed by Football Insider, the vice-chairman’s position is uncertain as owner Joe Lewis looks to either sell up or welcome new investors to the boardroom.

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Levy was at the heart of a failed buyout last year when his unwillingness to relinquish control saw investors walk away.

McLeish insisted the Spurs chief was a “very pleasant guy” during their time working together at Rangers.

As such, he suggested he could follow in John Henry’s footsteps and apologise once the dust has settled.

Discussing Levy’s lack of apology, McLeish told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “Well, how many times I’ve watched some of these breakfast TV shows and the presenters were asking for the government guy to apologise.

“They go roundabout in all different directions but that word sorry never came out.

“You could tell they didn’t really want to say that word sorry and not apologise.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy

“I had a brief time with Daniel. There were one or two working sessions with Daniel when he was on the Rangers board. ENIC were a part of Rangers and I always found him a very pleasant guy.

“He must have a reason and maybe, maybe, it will come.”

In other news, Tottenham are hopeful of landing a manager who was Levy’s “preferred choice” in 2012.