Opinion: The two Sporting Directors who Spurs should be looking at

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Steve Hitchen
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Tottenham have been without a director of football since Franco Baldini left the club in 2015.

Now, Spurs will consider filling the position again in the near future, as well as a new manager, according to The Athletic.

Here are two of the potential candidates who Tottenham could consider:

Luis Campos

Tottenham have flirted with the idea of Luis Campos coming to Tottenham in the past (L’Equipe – as translated and relayed by 90min), especially after he left his most recent club Lille.

However, the speculation eventually seemed to die down… until recently with new reports suggest he is ready for a move to the Premier League.

According to the reports, Tottenham would face a lot of competition for his signature, particularly for a man of his talents. He is credited with helping to identify incredible players such as Mbappé, Fabinho, Pepe, James Rodriguez, Martial and more.

The 57-year-old had been instrumental in Lille’s rise, with the club potentially set to be crowned Ligue 1 champions.

During his time there, Lille’s net spend was an outstanding £-66.6 million (Transfermarkt). His philosophy involves buying cheap, talented players and turning them into top-class stars, which would certainly suit Tottenham.

Ralf Rangnick

Ralf Rangnick remains on the shortlist for Tottenham’s managerial targets, however, he could potentially play a role at the club in another capacity as director of football.

Rangnick oversaw the rapid rise of RB Leipzig to the top of German football and their first taste of European football. He also later became Global Sporting Director of the RB franchise and brought a lot of success with his knowledge and experience.

Similar to Campos, he has also unearthed some incredible footballers including Roberto Firmino, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Joshua Kimmich (Transfermarkt).

However, Alasdair Gold has slight doubts over Rangnick becoming the next director of football, “I’d be surprised if, in his sixties, he stepped out of his comfort zone of Germany after so many decades there…”

In the same Q and A, Alasdair Gold stated that: “There hasn’t been any indication of Spurs appointing a new director of football to replace Steve Hitchen.”

This pours cold water over any rumours that either Campos or Rangnick could take over as the next director of football role at Tottenham, yet, who knows what the future holds.

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