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Director of Football

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by MKSpur, 1 Feb 2019.

  1. MKSpur

    MKSpur Simon Davies

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    What does he do?


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  2. Jon

    Jon Jimmy Neighbour

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    After his playing career ended, he worked as a football talent scout. He started at Tottenham Hotspur in the mid-2000s as a part-time European scout, and played a part in the signings of Luka Modrić and Benoit Assou-Ekotto. He moved to Liverpool in 2010 to join Damien Comolliwho was once his superior as the director of football at Tottenham. He helped signed Luis Suárez to Liverpool in 2011.[1] He then became head of European scouting for Queens Park Rangers, and in 2016 joint director of recruitment at Derby County. He was appointed the chief scout for Tottenham Hotspur in February 2017 as a replacement for Paul Mitchell.[2]

    Hitchen is now semi retired as player recruitment is not required at Tottenham Hotspur. He spends his time at home with his family, tending to his allotment, and enjoys holidays in his caravan in the West Country, as well as ‘socialising with friends’
     
  3. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover Dimitar Berbatov

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    Think we need one, which is a big turn around from where I was 10 years ago.

    What do people think of Jenas? Always comes across very articulate and smart, knows football and cares about us.
     
  4. billyiddo

    billyiddo David Ginola Staff Member

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    And has absolutely no experience being a DoF or working in any role remotely similar - sounds like a great plan
     
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  5. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Steve Carr

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    Hahaha....no
     
  6. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Nick Barmby

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    I don’t think it should be Jenas but I do think we need one.
     
  7. Cochise

    Cochise Steve Carr

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    Yeah, Jenas seems like a nice bloke and an intelligent pundit but he's got fudge all experience on the business side of football. It's like how we all laughed with UTD planning to do the same with Rio Ferdinand. You could have them working as an understudy to an experienced person in that role, but not leading it.
     
  8. Raziel

    Raziel Jimmy Neighbour

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    Levy is the DoF, he was a little distracted from the role during Stadium build out, but is back.

    Best DoF isn't going to help if Poch doesn't see what he needs, he was offered players last year and he didn't prioritize a RB this year.
     
  9. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    We got all 4 of our top transfer targets over the summer, and nearly the 5th icing on the cake one

    I think our historic issues have been i) offloading players who don't want to drop wages, ii) needing a zero net spend to pay for NWHL. None of that is to do with a DoF.
     
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  10. metalgear

    metalgear Christian Ziege

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    Jon Jimmy Neighbour

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    Terry Venables also has great business pedigree :D
     
  12. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Rafael Van Der Vaart

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  13. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Jimmy Neighbour

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    As @milo said in another thread, we really should have had one during the 2/3 years of the stadium build, I think Levy might have had a bit of a workload during that period.

    That said, it's him (levy) that should have bloody realised that.
     
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  14. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Steve Sedgley

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    Just stating that three of them successful ones we wanted too but didn’t buy for varying reasons, plus Johnny evans who i personally said we should go for to replace Toby when he was available - now playing in the best defence in the division despite being older but wasn’t good enough for us apparently

    The failures is a long list although not all too expensive
     
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  15. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Andy Thompson

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    Im still pretty convinced (hopeful?!) that Campos is the man.

    I suspect itll be the case that we sort something out in time for summer, probably to soon for him to be useful this window and he likely has commitments to Lille. After this window, get him in, get ready for Summer...
     
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    StephenH Chris Jones

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    I like the idea but remain unconvinced about all thing Spurs transfer wise.
    GLC looks OK.
     
  17. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin Mauricio Taricco

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    Sessegnon has the potential to be a very good player for us long term. He hasn't shown it yet mind.

    Ndombele has the ability to be arguably the best midfield player in the league for me. Whether he has the will/attitude/meteorology to do it is another question.
     
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    StephenH Chris Jones

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    We need these players now! All the potential counts for feck all when you team is struggling long term!
    Sessegnon is a lovely lad I would expect and has got a long career ahead of him! Ndombele look like a wonderful prospect. But sitting in the treatment room ‘chocolate fire guard’ comes to mind!
    We must minimise our players being out of the game who suffer from ‘Lamelitus‘ or an inherent fitness problem to play regularly in our tough league.
     
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    SteveAWOL Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Some nice wheeler-dealer dealing by (our former analyst under Redknapp) Michael Edwards up at Liverpool... can but hope for such good business by whomever Levy and Mourinho decide upon...

     
  20. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Nick Barmby

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    They've spent good money, but have also been outrageously fortunate that they've all worked out.
    They've been brave and proactive so deserve some luck, should we appoint a DOF I hope they aren't judged against what Liverpool have done, that's a freak IMHO.
     

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