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John McDermott - new Technical Director

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Gutter Boy, 31 Jan 2016.

  1. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Apparently John McDermott has been promoted from Academy Director to Technical Director (aka DoF)

     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    A big statement about how our ethos has changed. Going for someone with a background running the academy, rather than a transfer guru
     
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    Danishfurniturelover Tom Huddlestone

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    Does he speak 15 languages? I thought that was a prerequisite for the role of director of football.
     
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    scaramanga Garth Crooks Staff Member

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    That and giving it to Rabiot's mum.
     
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    Danishfurniturelover Tom Huddlestone

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    I have a few CD'S from a rosetta stone learn spanish he can have if he wants.
     
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    GPRD81 Nico Claesen

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    This is not new news....this happened before xmas.

    Effectively the 18-21 year old players are now under his management; previously the hierachy was a bit fractured with the growing prominence of the U21 set up which effectively saw Ramsay and Sherwood (and Ferdinand) higher up the decision making chain than McDermott and the Academy (which oversaw age groups U7 - U18). Since Ramsay and co left for QPR there was a bit of a void because Ugo Ehoigu (the U21 coach) was just a coach and not a director or really a decision maker.

    What this now does is formally recognises JMc as the overseer of all player development from U7 up to the first team. In my opinion this is great news; too many clubs (and people in football) fail to recognise the importance of development in 18-21 YO players; many decision makers in football have dismissed a player at 18 for not being technically or physically good enough.

    Whilst some players are ready to establish themselves as teenagers and sustain that for a career, the 'class of 92; for example weren't put into the 1st team until their early 20's - even Harry Kane was completelu unrecognisable as an 18 yo compared to the player he is now.

    This all means that there is a clear allignment between the academy and the first team.
     
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    milo Ricky Villa Staff Member

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    Good points @GPRD81 - isn't this Sherwood's old job title?
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Isn't that Dean Rastrick's new role though?

    With McDermott's getting full oversight of all footballing matters (academy, scouting, medical, coaching and secretariat)?
     
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    milo Ricky Villa Staff Member

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    He's responsible for loans to Swindon based on your previous view of the position.
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Sherwood was only ever Technical Co-ordinator, he never got to director level

    Baldini was the Technical Director (i.e. DoF)
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    McDermott is succeeding Baldini

    Rastrick taking over from McDermott

    Freund is doing Timmeh's old job
     
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    GPRD81 Nico Claesen

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    I think formally 'the academy' is U7 to U18 so Dean Rastick's role is to manage these age groups whereas John McDermott has responsibility for that plus the 18 - 21 development phase.

    I believe he also has some input to transfer discussions too e.g. he will be asked to discuss possible options from within the academy instead of buying a player. If you take the Dembele stories as a given we would only have pressed ahead with the deal once McDermott has stated that we don't have a like for like player about to come through.
     
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    milo Ricky Villa Staff Member

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    metalgear Chris Perry

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    it makes sense having one person overseee the internal and external supply lines to the first team. other than poch the other key players would be Paul Mitchell - who I believe will provide the hard evidence - and Levy controlling the purse strings.
     
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    milo Ricky Villa Staff Member

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    Rebecca Caplehorn is the other person in the mix. She leads on the financial and contractual side of things now.
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Rob Mackenzie (Head of Player Identification) and Stuart Metcalf (Head of Performance Analysis) are supposedly peers of Paul Mitchell's (Head of Recruitment) too, just lower profile because they didn't come from Southampton
     
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    milo Ricky Villa Staff Member

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    AdamB Tom Huddlestone

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    What is Dean Rastrick's background?
     

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