The Daily Mail have revealed that Tottenham will not solidify their summer recruitment plans until a new manager is confirmed.

Irrespective of who takes over as the next Spurs head coach, there is no doubt that the team is in need of significant reinforcements this summer in order to close the gap with the best sides in the Premier League.

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However, The Mail have now revealed the final plans regarding which players to pursue will not be drafted until Antonio Conte is replaced.

The publication explains that following Fabio Paratici‘s resignation from his position as the club’s managing director of football (since his worldwide ban was upheld), Tottenham‘s chief scout, Leonardo Gabbanini, has played a key role in working on the club’s transfer strategy.

However, it is said that the Lilywhites only plan on enforcing a clear strategy after getting the approval of the new head coach.

According to some of the other reports over the last week, Spurs first plan on appointing a sporting director before pushing ahead with a managerial appointment (Daily Mirror).

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Once a new sporting director is in place, Tottenham can perhaps start planning with a little more certainty for the summer transfer window as the director would also presumably be heavily involved in the managerial appointment.

The Lilywhites hierarchy need to make both appointments quickly if they do not want to risk losing ground to their rivals in the race for some top players.

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