Franco Baldini has long been linked with a role as Director of Football at Spurs and the claims took a step closer to reality with the news that the 52 year old has left his post as Director General of Serie A side Roma.
Here’s the Italian club’s statement on the matter.
“We thank Franco Baldini for his service to AS Roma over the past two seasons,” said President James Pallotta.
“He played an important role in the launch of our project. We wish him well in his future endeavours.”
Tottenham’s head coach Andre Villas-Boas has previously indicated that he would welcome a Director of Football at the club so does this make Baldini’s appointment a formality? The press seem to think that an announcement is imminent but what will the Italian bring to the club?
Baldini is being credited with bringing several young players into Real Madrid and Roma, many of whom have blossomed into World Class talent. Fernando Gago, Gonzalo Higuain, Marcelo, Pjanic, Osvaldo, Krkic – the list goes one although it does include Mido.
Keep watching the feeds and although this may be premature, many are expecting an announcement from Tottenham’s official website very soon.