Tottenham chief Levy tipped to 'fall out' with senior figures after key development - pundit
Noel Whelan has suggested Tottenham chief Daniel Levy was elected to the European Club Association board to represent those involved in the failed Super League breakaway.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds striker claimed the six English clubs would want to have an influential figure not afraid of falling out with his peers.
As confirmed on September 7, Levy has been elected to the executive board of the ECA.
He replaces Manchester United chief Ed Woodward as the Premier League’s representative.
Levy reportedly had backing from Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal over the role.
Those three clubs, plus Spurs, Manchester City and Chelsea, quit the ECA to join the failed Super League breakaway.
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However, Whelan claims Levy may have got the backing to ensure the rebel clubs are represented at the highest level.
“He’s not afraid of falling out with people, is he?” Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.
“He’ll fit right into that team of people on the board. He’s a businessman, he’s a very intelligent man as well. Runs a very good football club there.
“I’m sure he’ll be an added asset to the committee and the votes wouldn’t have gone lightly.
“They think about these ones, it’s a very important position. There’s a lot of respect that goes to Daniel Levy that other peers have gone and given him the backing in this role.
“You’re better having somebody in there from one of these six (English Super League clubs) than none of them.
“You’ve got to have a voice, you’ve got to have somebody in there that was part of this breakaway.
“I think in the long run, it is more beneficial to have one of the bigger six on the board and on this committee to stay ahead of the curve and to stay in touch with everything.
“It’s a bit more about looking over it and making sure they’re doing the right thing. I think it’s the right thing to do.
“One of the top six should be in there and Daniel Levy’s got their backing on this one.”