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Harry Redknapp plans QPR shake-up as Mike Rigg leaves

Redknapp hopes to add Ferdinand to backroom staff as Rigg leaves QPR

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UPDATED:

10:44 GMT, 21 December 2012

Harry Redknapp is stepping-up a shake-up of his backroom team after technical director Mike Rigg was on the brink of leaving the club yesterday.

Rigg arrived at Queens Park Rangers shortly after Mark Hughes' appointment as manager in January, but he is set to be the latest member of the sacked Welshman's staff to depart Loftus Road.

Shake up: QPR boss Harry Redknapp is planning to change his back-room staff

QPR boss Harry Redknapp is planning to change his back-room staff

And Redknapp, who replaced Hughes in November, will now look to install trusted aide Ian Broomfield as his new chief scout.

The 65-year-old is also closing in on former QPR striker Les Ferdinand, who he wants to join his coaching team.

Sportsmail exclusively revealed Redknapp's interest in both Ferdinand and Broomfield.

Redknapp (right) with trusted assisstant Kevin Bond, is looking to add les Ferdinand and Ian Broomfield to his staff

Redknapp (right) with trusted assisstant Kevin Bond, who has been with Redknapp at several clubs, is looking to add ex-QPR striker Les Ferdinand and Ian Broomfield to his staff

Harry Redknapp is planning a shake up of QPR"s backroom staff

Shake up: Redknapp hopes to add trusted aids to backroom staff

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UPDATED:

01:01 GMT, 21 December 2012

Harry Redknapp is stepping-up a shake-up of his backroom team after technical director Mike Rigg was on the brink of leaving the club yesterday.

Rigg arrived at Queens Park Rangers shortly after Mark Hughes' appointment as manager in January, but he is set to be the latest member of the sacked Welshman's staff to depart Loftus Road.

Shake up: QPR boss Harry Redknapp is planning to change his back-room staff

QPR boss Harry Redknapp is planning to change his back-room staff

And Redknapp, who replaced Hughes in November, will now look to install trusted aide Ian Broomfield as his new chief scout.

The 65-year-old is also closing in on former QPR striker Les Ferdinand, who he wants to join his coaching team.

Sportsmail exclusively revealed Redknapp's interest in both Ferdinand and Broomfield.

Redknapp (right) with trusted assisstant Kevin Bond, is looking to add les Ferdinand and Ian Broomfield to his staff

Redknapp (right) with trusted assisstant Kevin Bond, who has been with Redknapp at several clubs, is looking to add ex-QPR striker Les Ferdinand and Ian Broomfield to his staff

Franco Baldini rejects Tottenham approach

Spurs snubbed in Baldini pursuit as Roma chief turns down technical director role

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UPDATED:

12:01 GMT, 2 October 2012

Former England general manager Franco Baldini has turned down Tottenham and is expected to announce his decision to remain with Roma on Wednesday.

Baldini, who has a network of high level football contacts around the world, has knocked back several approaches from Spurs since the start of the season.

Staying put: Roma director Franco Baldini is not leaving for Tottenham

Staying put: Roma director Franco Baldini is not leaving for Tottenham

Highly regarded: Baldini worked with Fabio Capello during his England tenure

Highly regarded: Baldini worked with Fabio Capello during his England tenure

Despite his well-known love of the
capital in England, he is not prepared to betray Roma's wealthy American
owners by walking out on the Italians.

Last Friday Andre Villas-Boas outlined
the role of technical director at Spurs, with chairman Daniel Levy
expected to refine the role.

After Baldini made the decision to
remain with Roma, Levy is scouring Europe for a recruitment director
instead of hiring a director of football.

Restructuring: Daniel Levy is now widening his search for a technical director

Restructuring: Daniel Levy is now widening his search for a technical director

Two weeks ago they fired chief scout
Ian Broomfield, but his replacement at White Hart Lane will fill an
almost identical role at the club.

Tottenham initially wanted
highly-regarded Baldini, who worked with Capello when he became England
manager in December 2007, to become their technical director.

Baldini had been identified as the
ideal candidate to work with Villas-Boas as the club aim for another top
four finish this season.

He has been under pressure since the
start of the season because of Roma’s poor start; they are ninth in
Serie A and were comprehensively beaten 4-1 by Juventus in Turin last
time out.

Franco Baldini set to turn down Tottenham recruitment role

Spurs set to miss out on Baldini as former England No 2 wants to stay at Roma

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UPDATED:

05:46 GMT, 24 September 2012

Wanted: Spurs are looking to bring in Baldini in an executive role

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

Restructuring: Villas-Boas (second left) is looking to rebuild his backroom staff

Jimmy Greaves fit after suffering stroke

I'm as fit as ever, claims Greaves after England legend suffers stroke

Former England footballer Jimmy Greaves has made a full recovery after suffering a stroke.

The 72-year-old former Tottenham star spent two nights in hospital and underwent neck surgery after falling ill at his home in Chelmsford, Essex. He has since been discharged and says he is feeling as fit as ever.

'I had a mini-stroke but just weeks later I'm honestly feeling better than I have in years – I'm as fit as a butcher's dog,' Greaves told The People.

On the mend: Jimmy Greaves insists he's fighting fit after suffering a stroke

On the mend: Jimmy Greaves insists he's fighting fit after suffering a stroke

Doctors at Chelmsford's Broomfield Hospital discovered the football columnist, who is England's third-greatest scorer with 44 goals, had suffered a transient ischaemic attack.

They performed a successful operation on an artery in his neck before giving him the all-clear.

Star turn: Greaves (left) scored more than 200 goals for Tottenham

Star turn: Greaves (left) scored more than 200 goals for Tottenham

Greaves added: 'I'm out and about, enjoying life to the full. I lost a stone, which I needed to do and it's made me feel a lot younger.

'If anyone complains about the NHS, don't believe a word of it. The people who looked after me couldn't have been any more professional or caring.'