The Athletic have revealed that Tottenham are set to hire Gretar Steinsson as a performance director, who will serve as a number two to Fabio Paratici. Steinsson has previously worked as Everton’s head of recruitment.
Tottenham are also said to be hiring Simon Davies as a new academy head of methodology. Davies previously worked as Man City’s head of academy and was also a coach under Vincent Kompany at Anderlecht.
The report reveals that Steinsson will have a ‘wide remit’ across senior and youth ranks at Tottenham, and has a strong reputation within the game.
Meanwhile, Welshman Davies, who is also held in high regard within football, will support academy manager Dean Rastrick and head of coaching Chris Powell.
This comes after reports that Paratici was on the lookout for a number two in North London after Steve Hitchen exited last season (Football London).
Tottenham were also said to be set to name Rangers chief scout, Andy Scoulding, to work alongside Paratici next season, due to his knowledge of British talent (Football London). Although, it is unclear whether he would still be hired alongside Steinsson and Davies.
Spurs Web Opinion:
Paratici is seemingly overhauling the recruitment and behind-the-scenes management at Spurs, which can only be a good thing. There have been plenty of shortcomings when it comes to recruitment in recent years, and Paratici has all the credentials to change that.