Spurs’ speculation has finally turned into Spurs fact with the first real piece of news this summer. It wasn’t entirely a surprise however as the club confirmed Franco Baldini as its new technical director.
A statement on Tottenham’s official website reads,
‘The former Bologna, Bari and Pescara player has previously held roles as General Director at Serie A Club Roma, Assistant Manager during Fabio Capello’s time in charge of England and as Sporting Director at Real Madrid.’
Chairman Daniel Levy went on to welcome the appointment.
“Franco is extremely well respected in the industry, possessing an extensive knowledge of players around the world,” Levy said.
“He will strengthen our football management team, particularly in the field of recruitment, working closely with Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood across all levels on the playing side.”
Spurs’ head coach has said that he would welcome the chance to work with Baldini and that may also influence his decision to turn down any approach from PSG to become their new manager. The press are full of reports this morning suggesting that AVB is staying put although they claim that his chief concern is the French Club’s desire to eventually work with Arsene Wenger.
So we hope that Franco and Andre form a productive partnership as we welcome the former to White Hart Lane. Do you think our new technical director has the qualities needed to bring some serious talent into this club?