As something of a footnote to Daily Mail sports news this morning, the newspaper reports that David Pleat is lined up to return to the club for a fifth stint in a new role as scout for ‘young and overseas players’.
Tottenham have been linked with a whole host of young talent in recent weeks and during the summer, the club picked up some exciting prospects in the shape of Cristian Ceballos and Soulemayne Coulibaly.
With some solid performances from our youngsters in the Europa League, there are hints at a new dynasty of players being built to carry the club forward and the Mail suggests that Pleat is to be the man charged with identifying more fresh faces.
Amongst other points, the article makes the following claims: ‘When Redknapp was appointed in October 2008 the club abandoned the continental managerial structure at that time, but the system could be reintroduced this summer should Redknapp depart to take charge of England.’
Levy has often made clear his preference for a two-tier system, which would also appeal to a new foreign manager.’
So it would seem that Pleat’s potential appointment could clear the way for the next phase in Tottenham’s managerial history as well.