Spurs set to miss out on Baldini as former England No 2 wants to stay at Roma
05:46 GMT, 24 September 2012
Wanted: Spurs are looking to bring in Baldini in an executive role
Tottenham's move for Franco Baldini looks set to end in failure as the former England No 2 looks set to snub the chance to be director of football at White Hart Lane.
The Italian, 51, is on the shortlist to work alongside boss Andre Villas-Boas.
But Baldini wants to remain as Roma general manager.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is looking to reintroduce a European style set-up at the club – not seen since former director of football Damien Comolli was given his P45 back in October 2008 – and Villas-Boas is in favour.
The club are looking to bring in a 'recruitment specialist' to work with Levy, Villas-Boas and the scouting team.
Levy and Villas-Boas are reviewing the
recruitment operation at Spurs and have already sacked former manager Harry Redknapp's chief
scout Ian Broomfield and his academy scout Peter Senior.
It is understood that Villas-Boas had
recommended Baldini to Levy and was hoping to lure him away from his role as Roma
general manager. Baldini speaks fluent English.
Restructuring: Villas-Boas (second left) is looking to rebuild his backroom staff