Portuguese tactician favours continental type structure to help with transfer dealings.
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has revealed that he wants the club to appoint a technical director in order to help in the transfer market.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has previously worked under this strategy having had David Pleat in the role back in 2001 on his arrival at the club, before appointing the likes of Frank Arnesen and Damien Comolli.
However, having experienced mixed results it is unclear as to whether Levy would want to return to that set-up, but having flourished under a similar strategy at Porto, Villas-Boas believes it could be a great move for the club.
“The chairman and I have been outlining the route ahead for what we want to do in terms of the club structures and, hopefully, the arrival of somebody else in the structure for the recruitment side – a technical director,” he told reporters as quoted by the Guardian.
“The most important thing is the relationship between the person that bridges the gap between manager and board, and that he is able to be focused on the technical side of things. [It should be] someone who has experience of dressing rooms, represents the club, and is able to link up with players and agents.”
Initial speculation has linked Roma general manger Franco Baldini with a potential move to north London, with AVB intent on the club hiring an individual with great experience in the role.
It is uncertain at this stage whether the Italian would be interested in such a move, given his importance in the project building in the Italian capital.
Nevertheless, Tottenham’s primary focus will be on finishing the season with a win and hoping for a slip up from their city rivals.
Regardless of whether they qualify for the Champions League or not, Villas-Boas is adamant that they will bring in “quality” additions for next season and he will also be hopeful of hanging on to Gareth Bale.