Alex McLeish has suggested Daniel Levy is “changing strategy” with the prospective appointment of Fabio Paratici at Tottenham.
The former Scotland boss, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the Spurs chairman was still searching for an “elusive winning formula” in north London.
As revealed by Football Insider on Tuesday (8th June), Paratici has agreed a three-year deal to become Spurs’ new director of football and will start this week.
The Italian is set to join after 11 years in various executive roles with Serie A giants Juventus.
His appointment will see Tottenham return to a two-tier management structure with a head coach rather than a manager.
McLeish suggested Levy felt a major shakeup was needed after a disappointing 2020/21 campaign.
McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Far be it from me to tell somebody what to do in terms of the business.
“Daniel Levy’s been a stayer in the game for many, many years and a very, very strong businessman. You can take so much and he’s got thick skin.
“But there comes a time when you get tired and you do need someone to maybe take the reins. Maybe sit back a wee bit and let them take over.
“I met Daniel a few years ago when I joined Rangers. He was on the board for a wee while as well. A nice guy, got on really well well and then when he took over Tottenham he became one of the most powerful guys in the country.
“He’s still having to find that elusive winning formula. That will be uppermost in his head. Maybe he is changing strategy.”
It is understood Paratici is already involved in Tottenham’s hunt for a new manager.
Levy has previously employed Damien Comolli, Frank Arnesen and David Pleat as Spurs’ sporting director.