Gary Neville explains how Daniel Levy has changed Tottenham's approach this season

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Gary Neville believes Daniel Levy is changing his approach at Tottenham.

Pundit Gary Neville has told Sky Sports that Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is changing his approach at White Hart Lane this season.

Tottenham showed their quality on Saturday, as goals from Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld, Harry Kane and Erik Lamela helped Mauricio Pochettino's men thrash Manchester City 4-1.

With just one defeat and only five goals conceded this season, it has been a promising start to the campaign for Pochettino and Spurs - and now, Gary Neville believes he knows the reason why.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville claims that a change in structural approach from chairman Daniel Levy has spurred the club on, citing that more power for manager Pochettino is helping the club move forward on and off the pitch so far this season.

"It looks to me like Daniel Levy is approaching things a bit differently," said Neville. "He's rid himself of Franco Baldini and he's going with Pochettino and his backroom staff. They're going with a more balanced approach and there are certainly signs now that Pochettino is having an effect," he added.

Former technical director Baldini - who oversaw the terrible signings of Roberto Soldado, Paulinho and Vlad Chiriches in 2013 - has now left the club, with control over signings largely falling in to the hands of Pochettino.

The likes of Toby Alderweireld and Son Heung-min have made great starts to their Tottenham careers, showing that the impact of Pochettino's control has been a positive one so far.

Levy wanted to go down the continental route with Baldini's influence as a technical director, but repeated failings in the transfer market mean that the Spurs chairman has gone back to the traditional structure of Pochettino - as well as Head of Recruitment Paul Mitchell - for success. So far, it's working for Tottenham.

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