‘Good for a change’ – Ex-Spurs man praises Daniel Levy after new appointment

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Former Tottenham defender Alan Hutton has labelled the club’s chairman Daniel Levy as ‘a fantastic businessman’ after being appointed to the European Club Association (ECA) board. 

It was revealed on Tuesday that the Spurs chief would be elected to the ECA executive board to represent the clubs in the Premier League. 

The appointment of Levy serves as a replacement for Manchester United chief Ed Woodward, who stepped down from the board in April following his involvement in the breakaway European Super League.

Levy also had intentions to join the Super League, but was still successful in his bid to join the round table at the ECA.

It was not all plain sailing for the Spurs chairman, though, who faced stiff competition for the post from Ferran Sorieno of Manchester City, according to a report from The Athletic.

The report revealed Levy gained the backing of a number of top Premier League sides, including Man United, Liverpool and North London rivals Arsenal. 

Former Spurs and Scotland defender Hutton believes Levy ‘ticks all the boxes’ and can add something different to the ECA, while also highlighting his tough negotiation stance.

Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “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.”

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His position on the board of the ECA will be a much different challenge for Levy compared to his place at Spurs, where he will be surrounded by a number of big-wigs like himself.

He could definitely add new ideas to the board, but hopefully, he can learn and take something away himself.

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