By Frank McAvennie

1st May, 2023 | 11:02am

Pundit 'baffled' by Daniel Levy amid crazy Tottenham claim - 'I heard...'

Frank McAvennie couldn’t believe Daniel Levy consulted the Tottenham players about sacking Antonio Conte.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former West Ham striker said he has heard that Levy spoke to a consortium of players regarding the decision to get rid of Conte earlier this month.

The former boss was sacked after a poor run of form that saw them eliminated from the Champions League and the FA Cup and culminated in Conte taking aim at the club and players in a fiery post-match press conference.

His second in command Cristian Stellini took over but was unable to turn their fortunes around and was also relieved of his duties, with Ryan Mason taking charge until the end of the season.

On 29 April, Football Insider revealed that Mason could shoot up the pecking order of managerial candidates if he oversees an improvement in the final weeks of the season.

But after Sunday’s 4-3 defeat to Liverpool, Spurs are now sixth in the Premier League and nine points behind Man United in the final Champions League spot.

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McAvennie can’t believe what has been going on at the club.

I heard something that baffled me,” he told Football Insider.

The chairman Daniel Levy spoke to a consortium of players, people like Eric Dier, about sacking the manager.

What is all that about? I can’t understand that. Football is going crazy.

What has it got to do with the players? You are Daniel Levy, you are the chairman. You speak to the guy that owns it and you do it, you do not speak to players.

In other news, Door opens for Tottenham to sign Premier League goalkeeper.