The director of football position is one which Spurs are looking to adopt, with Tim Sherwood being the clear favourite for the job, but it would only be a waste of time if the club do adopt this hierarchy.
The system is set up to help the head coach prepare for games by helping to organise the training schedule and routine, and as well as this helps to oversee transfers and identify possible targets.
But at Spurs, the club have already established a ‘partnership’ with one of the biggest clubs in the world, where they will trade ‘coaching tips’ as well as sending Gareth Bale to the La Liga side in two years time. So would there really be the necessity for Sherwood to monitor the progress of AVB as manager.
As well as this, the club obviously have a clear approach to transfers, even if Levy is the only one who knows it. He is known to be a hard bargainer and despite Villas-Boas prioritising Willian and Moutinho as his key transfers, Levy decided to pursue other targets such as Lloris, Dempsey and Adebayor.
Because of this, there would be no need to have an adviser for transfers in the form of Tim if Levy plays hard bargaining by himself. When the manager highlights two key players but both wishes are not carried out, it questions Levy’s transfer strategy which would see a director of football be wasted.
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