Spurs want Fabio Capello’s former assistant at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham have asked Franco Baldini to become their new technical director but must wait for the Italian to discuss his position with AS Roma before making an appointment.
Baldini has two years remaining on his four-year contract with the Rome outfit but the general director is under pressure from the club’s fans to quit after taking the blame for their sixth-placed finish in the Serie A.
Asked about Tottenham’s approach, Baldini told ONE World Sports: “Now I can just say that it is always a good thing to be linked to a club like Tottenham. But no more than this.”
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy installed a continental structure at White Hart Lane in 2004, appointing Frank Arnesen as director of football above new head-coach Jaques Santini.
Following the Dutchman’s departure to Chelsea, Levy installed Damien Comolli in the same role but Harry Redknapp’s arrival in 2008 saw the club scrap the system, reportedly leaving Levy in sole charge of negotiating transfers.
Current head-coach Andre Villas-Boas has made no secret of his desire to work under a technical director in north London and if Spurs cannot snare Baldini, they are likely to look elsewhere for a candidate.