By Alan Hutton

15th Jun, 2021 | 9:30pm

Hutton makes 'huge' Levy accusation as Tottenham deal all but done

Alan Hutton has accused Daniel Levy of taking the cheap option ahead of Paulo Fonseca’s prospective appointment at Tottenham.

The former Spurs defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the Lilywhites are not willing to commit to the “huge” demands needed to climb back into the top four of the Premier League.

As reported by reputed Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano on Monday (June 14th), Levy has given the green light for Fonseca to become Tottenham boss.

He claims a deal is expected to be completed by Wednesday (16th June).

The Portuguese boss is currently out of work after leaving Roma.

Hutton suggested Spurs were settling with Fonseca.

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Asked if he thought Tottenham were taking the cheap option, Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “No disrespect to Pulo Fonseca but it does seem that way. As a fan, that’s probably how you see it.

 “Daniel Levy has got a huge decision to make, it’s as simple as that. If you want to compete with the top four, you need a big manager and you need to spend money, the way the other teams are.

“If you don’t and you’re happy mid-table, then this could work out for you. You get Fonseca in, sell a few, bring a couple of players in. You’re just happy trying to go for European places.

“That’s going to be up to the chairman to make that decision.

“They’ve tried the likes of Conte who obviously had huge demands. In his opinion, that’s what he thinks the team needed. Tottenham were not willing to do that.

“They kind of went down their options and said: ‘He’s out of work. This could be the guy for us.'”

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