Fabio Capello’s former England assistant set for White Hart Lane role.
Franco Baldini has resigned from his position as sporting director at Roma and is expected to be named as Tottenham’s technical director this week.
Spurs have reportedly already approached the Italian about taking up the position, which will see the club return to the continental structure that was scrapped following Harry Redknapp’s arrival in 2008.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Serie A club said: “AS Roma announces that it has consensually ended the professional relationship with Mr. Franco Baldini. The football operations will passed on to Walter Sabatini who will report directly to CEO Italo Zanzi.
“We thank Franco Baldini for his service to AS Roma over the past two seasons. He played an important role in the launch of our project. We wish him well in his future endeavours ” said AS Roma president James Pallotta.
“I want to thank AS Roma’s ownership for the opportunity to work together. I have enjoyed my time in Rome and wish the best to the club, the players and fans,” added Baldini.
“We appreciate Franco’s contribution to the club. AS Roma’s top priority continues to be success on the field. We are very confident in our future and look forward to building on the excellent talent base that we have assembled under the last two years. Walter Sabatini and I will work closely with President Pallotta as we finalize our coaching staff and player roster for this season,’ said AS Roma CEO Italo Zanzi.”
Spurs head-coach Andre Villas-Boas worked with a technical director at Porto and has made no secret of his admiration for the system.
The north London outfit have previously employed both Frank Arnesen and Damien Comolli in the position.