By Noel Whelan

20th Jun, 2021 | 12:27pm

Pundit sends Levy 'stab in the back' warning after Romano's '100%' Tottenham claim

Noel Whelan insists Tottenham need to appoint a manager as soon as possible to ease the pressure on Daniel Levy.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, labelled the club a shambles after their latest failure to appoint a manager.

Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano reported on Friday (18 June) negotiations with both Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso are both “100 per cent off”.

Spurs have failed to appoint several other managers since they parted ways with Jose Mourinho in April.

The club is facing a period of uncertainty ahead of the new Premier League season after finishing seventh last term.

Whelan claims there is now little trust between the fans and Levy, especially after the Super League debacle.

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When asked if trust had eroded between Levy and the Spurs faithful, Whelan told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, “I think that goes for everyone in ‘the big six’.

“The way they did that, the sneaky way. All the emails and everything.

“It hurt every single fan at every one of those clubs. I think an element of trust has gone.

“We’ve seen that at Manchester United with the protests. Look at Arsenal now, they want to get rid of their owners.

“They want the legends and that consortium. That, to me, is a kick in the face, a stab in the back for the fans.

“It’s like they don’t matter. They are the heartbeat of any club. It must hurt that their club looks like an absolute shambles.

“You need a manager in as soon as possible to answer these questions, they are miles off.”

In other news, Tottenham have been tipped to make a “lot of money” after their plan to sell a “top player” is revealed.