Whelan can't believe what Levy has done as Romano says three Tottenham talks have now collapsed
Noel Whelan has pointed the finger of blame at Daniel Levy as Tottenham continue to hunt for a new manager.
The former Premier League striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the Spurs chairman was putting candidates off in negotiations.
As reported by reputed Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano on Friday (June 18th), deals for Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso are “100 per cent off” after talks broke down.
Romano also detailed how discussions with Antonio Conte broke down earlier this month.
Whelan admitted managers usually jumped at the chance to manager Spurs.
As such, he suggested something was going “desperately wrong” in negotiations with Levy.
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“Usually, managers jump at the chance to manage Tottenham. It’s one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League,” Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.
“What is going wrong? There’s something with these talks that aren’t attracting these top managers and they don’t like.
” Whether it’s you the transfer funds, the long term plan, top managers want to be successful straight away. They want to hit the ground running.
“It’s like they have to sell the club to managers. Usually, they want to come in and sign on the dotted line.
“There’s got to be something desperately wrong that Daniel Levy’s saying or not willing to give them.”
Tottenham have also considered Brendan Rodgers, Julian Nagelsmann and Roberto Martinez since sacking Jose Mourinho.
Ryan Mason took over as interim boss from April until the end of the season.