Spurs chief Scott Munn reveals the biggest challenge that lies ahead of next season

Tottenham Hotspur’s chief football officer Scott Munn has been speaking about the biggest challenge that lies ahead for the club next season.

Tottenham originally confirmed the Australian as starting work in the newly-created role on July 1, however, that switch got held up by delays with Munn’s former employers The City Group and finally started his new job on September 21st.

Heading into the international break, the North Londoners sit in fifth place in the Premier League table and are three points behind Aston Villa having suffered something of a surprise defeat against Fulham last weekend.

While the club have already started to revamp Ange Postecoglou’s first-team squad with the arrivals of the likes of Guglielmo Vicario, Micky van de Ven, James Maddison and Radu Draugsin, there have also been plenty of departures including Davinson Sanchez, Harry Winks, Hugo Lloris and more painfully, Harry Kane.

Munn has been back in his native Australia this weekend as part of Tottenham’s announcement of a post-season friendly against Newcastle United at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 22nd.

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Tottenham need a strong summer transfer window

The Spurs chief has pointed to the summer transfer window as the next step in continuing the improvement of the playing squad.

He told Optus Sport: “Every window we have an opportunity to improve the team and change the team. We’ve had two now and I think we’ve brought in some players who have continued to improve the team. Another window gives us another opportunity to do that, and also just another pre-season together.

“I think Ange came in just before last pre-season and the team had a disjointed start but they’ll get a good run at it this year and I think that’s a real opportunity for us to be ready for the start of next season. Clearly, our focus now is this season and finishing as high as possible.

“We’ve got a tough run-in but I think we can also help shape it and we’re in charge of our own destiny, which is most important for us.”

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While Ange has played down the importance of Champions League qualification, there is no doubt that it will be a key part of trying to persuade some top talent to join the club if they are able to secure a place in European football’s most prestigious club competition.

The Fulham defeat highlighted there is a need for some quality to be added to the side this summer if we are really serious about competing for titles rather than scraping a fourth-place finish.

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