By Alan Hutton

7th Sep, 2021 | 9:30pm

Tottenham chief Levy hailed 'fantastic' businessman after groundbreaking announcement - pundit

Alan Hutton has suggested Tottenham chief Daniel Levy could ruffle some feathers after being appointed to the European Club Association board.

The former Spurs defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 59-year-old would “not back down for anybody”.

As confirmed on Tuesday, Levy has been elected to represent the Premier League on the ECA executive board.

The Spurs chief has replaced Manchester United’s Ed Woodward.

As reported by the Athletic, Levy faced competition from Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano for the post.

However, the Tottenham chairman reportedly gained backing from the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal.

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Hutton suggested Levy would bring “new ideas and different opinions” to the role.

However, he admitted the “fantastic businessman” could be notoriously difficult to negotiate with.

Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “I think everybody knows Daniel Levy, how shrewd a businessman he is.

“Sometimes it can be his way or the highway and he sticks to his guns. That’s always been the way that he is.

He doesn’t back down for anybody and obviously, they like what they see.

“I totally understand it. He’s a fantastic businessman and he probably ticks all the boxes.

“Sometimes it’s good for a change, a fresh face in there with new ideas and different opinions.

“So I think that’s something that could work and I’m sure he will relish the task.”

Tottenham were one of the 12 clubs who broke away from the ECA to try and form the European Super League.

The ECA has formally readmitted nine of the rebel clubs.

However, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus have not given up hope over the breakaway plans.

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