Daniel Levy is the biggest obstacle standing between Brendan Rodgers and the Tottenham job. 

That’s according to former Celtic and West Ham striker Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Tottenham’s manager hunt.

Football Insider has learned from a Tottenham source that the club are lining up a new move for Rodgers and they believe he can be persuaded to quit the King Power Stadium for London.

This comes as former favourite for the job, Julien Nagelsmann, was announced as the new Bayern Munich manager on Tuesday morning.

McAvennie has lifted the lid on what went on behind the scenes when Rodgers was the Celtic manager and how that could affect his thinking when it comes to the Spurs job.

“If it happens, we’ll see. Brendan is settled at Leicester,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“Knowing him the way I do, the biggest problem will be if Daniel Levy lets him run the club the way he wants to. 

“He didn’t get on with Peter Lawwell, the chief executive at Celtic because he was interfering all the time, I don’t think I’m talking out of turn there, everyone knew that they didn’t get on.

“Brendan wants to run anything, like any good manager worth their salt. He lives and dies by his signings. He has to buy the players and have control.

“He’s a top top manager and if he went to Spurs he would move them on, that’s for sure.”

Rodgers, 48, has been the Leicester manager since 2019 and almost led the club to a top four finish in the Premier League last season.

The Foxes beat Crystal Palace 2-1 on Monday night to strengthen their grip on the top four as they look to improve on last season’s fifth place finish.

In other news, Tottenham have set their sights on signing an English striker after a David Pleat transfer mission.