McAvennie 'not happy' at latest Levy 'money grab' as Tottenham news confirmed
Frank McAvennie isn’t happy that Tottenham chief Daniel Levy has been appointed to the European Club Association board.
The former West Ham striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted to the latest on Levy.
As confirmed on 7 September, Levy has been voted onto the executive board of the ECA ahead of Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano.
The Spurs chairman replaces Manchester United’s Ed Woodward in the influential role months after the debacle of the European Super League.
Levy reportedly won the race to the position following support from Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal.
McAvennie insists the move doesn’t sit right with him after the recent European Super League debacle.
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“He has to be at the heart of everything,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“These guys aren’t stupid, they know who Levy is. If he’s on your side there’s no one better.
“Any flack that comes their way, they can hide behind him and he will get it sorted.
“It doesn’t sit right with me, not after all the Super League stuff. He was an architect of that.
“How can he claim to have the best interests of the game at heart? He’s there for the money grab. To make money and to make other people money.
“Woodward isn’t much better and I’m not sure about the other guy. I’m not happy he has even more power.”
Levy was heavily criticised after the collapse of the proposed Super League.
The league collapsed just days after its announcement following backlash from the large majority of fans.