Report: Tottenham Hotspur are no longer pursuing sporting director target

Despite initial interest in hiring Johannes Spors as the new sporting director at Tottenham Hotspur, the club are now reportedly not pursuing that avenue any longer.

Tottenham are without a sporting director after Fabio Paratici stepped down from his role at the end of April in light of his failed appeal against a global ban from football.

Fabio Paratici
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The Italian received a 30-month suspension due to his reported involvement in Juventus’ financial scandal.

The North London club are also without a permanent manager after parting ways with Antonio Conte.

The search for his replacement is ongoing, but it is thought Spurs will look to hire a new sporting director before selecting their new manager according to a report from Football Insider.

That report also claimed Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is believed to be keen for his new sporting director to contribute to the search for a new manager, and intends to replace Paratici before the current season is over.

One name who had been suggested was Spors, who currently occupies a role as global sporting director for various clubs such as Genoa, Hertha BSC, Standard Liege, and Melbourne Victory (Daily Mail).

It was initially believed that Levy would expect Spors to drop his other responsibilities and commit entirely to Spurs if he was to be offered the role.

However, the latest from the Evening Standard suggests that avenue is now closed for Spors. The report claims Spors “is not a contender” for the vacant role anymore.

Former Bayer Leverkusen head Tim Steidten, Brentford’s Lee Dykes, and Roma’s Tiago Pinto are the remaining three names in the running.

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By the sounds of it, Spoors is operating in a slightly different role from what we would need from him, and the fact he would need to leave those other jobs is probably a stumbling block.

To be fair, the other options are far more appealing anyway.

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