Spurs consider move for former England No 2 Baldini to work alongside AVB
10:02 GMT, 20 September 2012
Wanted: Spurs are looking to bring in Baldini in an executive role
Tottenham are considering bringing in former England assistant Franco Baldini in an executive role as they look to restructure their recruitment team under new manager Andre Villas-Boas.
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.
According to Goal.com sources the club are looking to bring in a 'recruitment specialist' to work with Levy, Villas-Boas and the scouting team. The new man will not be titled as 'director of football', but the role will be similar.
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 has
recommended Baldini – Fabio Capello's assistant in the England job for four
years – to Levy and is hoping to lure him away from his role as Roma
Baldini, 51, speaks fluent English and is understood to be unhappy in his role at Roma.
Restructuring: Villas-Boas (second left) is looking to rebuild his backroom staff