Alasdair Gold claims there is no indication of Steve Hitchen being replaced

Steve Hitchen
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Tottenham Hotspur have experienced one of their most disappointing seasons in recent memory.

Excitement was high before the start of the season with the prospect of a front three of Gareth Bale, Harry Kane and Heung-min Son terrorising defences throughout the course of the campaign.  

There was also investment in other positions with the arrival of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Matt Doherty, Joe Rodon, Sergio Reguilon and Joe Hart.  However, Jose Mourinho was unable to get the most out of his squad which ended up costing him dearly.

Behind the scenes, Steve Hitchen made the step up last September from chief scout into what is an expanded form of a classic director of football role with the title of Technical Performance Director (Spurs official).

Hitchen attracted attention from some pockets of the Spurs support with his comments during Amazon’s All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur docuseries in which he admitted that he hates the nature of the January transfer window because it’s about panic buying and not planning.

Gold was asked if there were any plans for Tottenham to bring in a new director of football and believes that there is no sign of a new arrival to potentially replace Hitchen, while also claiming that it is a tough role to fill given financial limitations.

He said in a Q&A on Football.London: “There hasn’t been any indication of Spurs appointing a new director of football to replace Steven Hitchen.

“From the outside it seems like the director of football, sporting director, technical performance director role, whatever you want to call it, is a tough gig at Tottenham.

“We’ve seen David Pleat, Frank Arnesen, Damien Comolli, Franco Baldini, Paul Mitchell and now Hitchen all take on the role and it doesn’t seem the easiest due to the financial constraints at the club.

“They often have to look at cheaper raw talents and there’s obviously more risk associated with those kind of players.”

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