The Lowdown: Hitchen profiled
Tottenham announced in February that the 45-year-old left his role in north London as Technical Performance Director.
Hitchen returned to the club in 2017 after previously working as a scout in north London between 2005 and 2010 and was linked with both Everton and Newcastle earlier this year. However, it looks as if the experienced director of football and scout could be heading to the Scottish Premiership champions.
The Latest: Hitchen to Celtic getting ‘close’
The Scottish Sun’s Ryan Rowe shared news from Celtic Park on Saturday evening regarding Hitchen.
He claimed that the 45-year-old watched the Hoops in action last week and could now work in an advisory role alongside Ange Postecoglou, describing a move as ‘close’ to being finalised.
The Verdict: Good news
Rowe added that a move for Hitchen ‘would also help keep Postecoglou happy and away from potential suitors’, which can only be viewed as good news.
The Celtic manager has been mooted as a target for Premier League clubs, so if he is on board with bringing Hitchen to Scotland, it should be a no-brainer.
Hitchen had plenty of success with Spurs and was labelled as ‘fantastic’ by Mauricio Pochettino after advising Tottenham to sign Lucas Moura in 2018, so he could help the Bhoys as they look to go from strength to strength under Postecoglou.