DANIEL LEVY would be open to selling a stake in Tottenham.
ENIC Sports own close to 87 per cent of the North Londoners, with chairman Levy owning almost 30 per cent of that figure.
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Some disgruntled Spurs fans have called for both Levy and ENIC to sell up in recent years, unhappy with a lack of silverware and a perceived lack of investment.
The quick impact of new boss Ange Postecoglou has gone some way to calming the dissenters.
Levy told business channel Bloomberg he has no interest in leaving but would consider offers for outside investment.
The 61-year-old explained: “I’ve got no real interest to leave Tottenham, but I have a duty to consider anything that anyone may want to propose.
“It’s not about me, it’s about what’s right for the club.
“We run this club as if it’s a public company. If anyone wants to make a serious proposition to the board of Tottenham we would consider it, along with our advisers, and if we felt it was in the interests of the club we would be open to anything.”
Levy revealed there had been plenty of interest over the years from possible investors, hailing from the Far East, the Middle East and America.
Qatar Sports Investments considered an approach in January but deemed a deal too expensive and have since moved on to other investment opportunities.
Meanwhile, Levy reiterated that Spurs would have the opportunity to re-sign Harry Kane in the future should the England captain want to return.
Levy added: “All I would say is if one day Harry wanted to come back to the Premier League, and he wanted to come to Tottenham, we would have the ability to purchase him.”
The Spurs chairman opened up on the reasoning behind selling the club’s greatest-ever scorer, claiming they could not risk letting him go for nothing next summer when his Spurs’ contract was due to expire.
GettyHarry Kane left Tottenham in the summer for Bayern Munich[/caption]
Levy said: “Harry was willing to stay but he was not willing this summer to sign a new contract.
“He did not say to me that he wanted to leave or that he would never sign a new contract, but he would not commit this summer.
“Of course we were in a very difficult position, he had one year on his contract and as a club we’re self-sufficient, we could not live in a dream that he would sign a contract.
“We had no guarantee, so therefore when Bayern Munich came along, he was willing to go to Bayern Munich and we agreed a deal.”
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Levy’s de facto No2, Scott Munn, finally started work on Thursday – more than two months on from when he was supposed to begin his new role.
The Australian has been appointed as Spurs’ newly-formed Chief Football Officer and is in charge of all footballing departments.
He was due to start his post on July 1 but due to a delayed exit from City Football Group – the umbrella company that owns Manchester City – the 51-year-old was forced to wait until now.
Top of Munn’s agenda will be appointing a new director of football, after Fabio Paratici was forced to resign in April following a Fifa ban from all football activities which was later reduced on appeal.
Paratici has been working in an advisory role since though, and was spotted watching Tottenham’s dramatic 2-1 win over Sheffield United on Saturday from the stands.