Report: Fabio Paratici hires 42-year-old as Spurs’ new chief scout


Tottenham Hotspur have appointed Leonardo Gabbanini as the club’s new chief scout, according to The Athletic.

Gabbanini had been working in overseeing UK recruitment for Pozzo-owned clubs Watford and Udinese up until his departure in May and began working for the north Londoners last month.

The 42-year-old becomes the latest member of the club’s restructuring since Fabio Paratici’s arrival and has been tasked with helping to develop the structure of the scouting network under recent arrival, performance director Gretar Steinsson.

Football.London reported in January that Paratici wanted Tottenham’s scouting department to match other top clubs in the Premier League and in Europe with the aim of improving their efficiency in future transfer windows.

Coincidentally, Tottenham are set to complete the signing of Atalanta left wing-back Destiny Udogie this week (Evening Standard).

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Tottenham’s revamp on and off the pitch continues to move at an impressive rate with Paratici bringing in a number of new faces behind the scenes.

Along with Steinsson and Gabbanini, former Anderlecht coach Simon Davies has joined to be part of the academy setup, while Andy Scoulding moved from Rangers earlier in the summer.

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