Ex-striker tells Levy to take a back seat as Paratici agrees landmark Tottenham deal

Frank McAvennie insists Daniel Levy will still be pulling the strings at Tottenham as the club agrees a deal with Fabio Paratici. 

The former West Ham hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed Levy is too hands-on at Spurs and needs to let someone who knows about football have control.

On Tuesday (8th June) Football Insider revealed Paratici has agreed a three-year contract to be Tottenham’s new director of football.

The new role will give him overall responsibility for transfers and contract negotiations.

It is also understood the 48-year-old has already been working behind the scenes on the club’s manager pursuit.

Paratici comes well regarded after spending the last 11 years in various executive roles at Juventus.

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Despite his new hire, McAvennie insists Levy will still have as much control as possible as Spurs look to progress.

“Levy will still be pulling the strings,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“He’s too hands-on. He’s great at running a football club but he’s no good at running a team. 

“You have to let football people deal with the football. Some of these people would love to be managers. 

“Levy will probably reckon he can do the job as a manager. But he can’t.

“You just run the club, give it to someone who knows what they are doing in football.”

Tottenham finished the recently concluded Premier League season by confirming a place in the UEFA Conference League.

UEFA’s new third tier European competition will have its inaugural tournament next season.

In other news, pundit claims Kane’s ‘mind is made up’ on Tottenham exit U-turn after update via Sky.