Paul Robinson fears Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has appointed Fabio Paratici because he is struggling to find a manager for the club.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one ‘really does not like’ the new structure which will see a manager working under Paratici, 48.

This site revealed on 8 June the ex-Juventus transfer chief has agreed a three-year contract to be Tottenham’s new director of football.

Sky Sports revealed today (10 June) that Paratici is already close to making his first key decision, with the club in advanced talks to appoint ex-Roma boss Paulo Fonseca as their new manager.

It comes after Spurs failed in approaches for Julian Nagelsmann, Brendan Rodgers, Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte.

When asked why Levy may have decided to appoint Paratici, Robinson told Football Insider: “I think he has been brought in with the view he will appoint his own manager.

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“It sounds like Paratici is going to be the one making the choice.

“Daniel may feel that he needs help getting a top-class manager in. I really do not like the structure though. I would rather there be no director of football in truth.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy

“I think Daniel has genuinely looked at it and gone, ‘I need help here.’

“They’ve approached a number of managers and had little to no luck. They need to hurry up and get things sorted so perhaps that is why he has handed the reins over to Paratici.”

In other news, Paratici is set to offload star Tottenham midfielder after behind-the-scenes talks.