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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Big changes in our scouting set up


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London-based journalist Greg Stobbart revealed that Paul Mitchell has now left Spurs, he is on gardening leave, while the 'Head of Elite Potential Identification, David Webb, has also left the club after being sacked.

Spurs turned down Ousmane Dembele & Alexander Isak for fraction of eventual fees. New chief scout Steve Hitchen now calling the shots.

More changes to THFC's recruitment staff. Paul Mitchell now gone & David Webb left role as 'head of elite potential identification' last wk

David Webb - he sacked him last week!

Eg have signed Dembele a year before his move to BVB for £1.5m but dallied and then wanted to put him in the U18s

Clearly Webb has been identifying the players because we have been linked with making moves for a lot of young talent the other big clubs have also been after. We haven't been too successful signing them though and signings like Vincent Janssen, Clinton N'Jie and Georges-Kevin N'Koudou clearly haven't developed the potential we believe they have.

New appointment Steve Hitchen seems to have taken on some of the the responsibility of Paul Mitchell's role with Mitchell now searching for another job with our blessing. The scouting set up that Mitchell put in place seems to be being dismantled and rebuilt. Our Iberian scout is no more, our German scout is no more, our Belgian and Dutch scout is no more and our veteran chief scout Ian Broomfield left in December

Hitchen now reports to Spurs' football committee of Pochettino, chairman Daniel Levy and head of coaching and development John McDermott, who was given the responsibility for all sides below the first team. That doesn't mean Pochettino has nothing to do with them or no input, just that McDermott is responsible and reports back to the committee.

There will be further appointments to come but what roles everyone will be performing and their exact responsibilities will remain a little unclear. It isn't a side of the club that gets much publicity.

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