The Daily Mail have revealed that Tottenham scout Jeff Vetere has resigned after infuriating his bosses by revealing the club’s transfer targets in a TV interview.
Vetere, who has formerly worked as a scout at Real Madrid and Newcastle, had been out of work since being sacked as Birmingham City’s director of football in 2018.
The Mail reveal that his close relationship with Fabio Paratici saw him land a key role at Spurs back in September, with the 57-year-old arriving with the remit of restructuring the recruitment for emerging talent.
However, the report explains that the Tottenham hierarchy were left ‘astounded’ when he spoke publicly about players he liked and the ones the club were monitoring.
In an interview with Win Sports TV in Colombia, Vetere is said to have named Nacional goalkeeper, Kevin Mier as one of Spurs’ targets.
The conduct was deemed ‘unprofessional’ by the Tottenham board, who reportedly called a formal meeting to review his probationary period but it is explained that Vetere resigned before the process was finalised.
The Mail add that the scout may have been told to leave anyway and that his exit has been welcomed by many at Tottenham since he ‘rubbed people the wrong way’.
Spurs Web Opinion
I fail to understand how an experienced director and scout who has worked in football for as long Vetere has can be so unprofessional as to discuss the club’s targets publicly. No club would tolerate such behaviour from any of their employees, let alone a senior one.
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