"It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low. And we of Spurs have set our sights very high, so high in fact that even failure will have in it an echo of glory." Bill Nicholson. SPURS


Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Spurs appoint Comolli

Spurs have appointed Damien Comolli as the new Sporting Director to replace Frank Arnesen. Comolli is only 33 but has had a succssful season with St Etienne. He was Arsen*l's top European Scout for severn years signing Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy, Jeremie Aliadiere, Sebastien Svaard, Moritz Volz, Arturo Lupoli and Guy Demel. The most succssful of these has to be Toure and Clichy seems ok. He also apparently helped sign Robert Pires, Thierry Henry, Pascal Cygan, Robin Van Persie, Emmanuel Eboue.

The most important thing is that Jol seems pleased. Hopefully he was consulted before this guy was brought in but we won't really know for a while. Lets hope so.

Damien, who starts his jon on the 12th September said:

Speaking as the new Sporting Director, Damien Comolli said, “I am delighted to be joining Tottenham Hotspur. The Club has an ambitious board and a first class coaching team headed by Martin, with whom I shall be collaborating closely. The challenge for me is to assist the Club to play football at the highest level and to continuously seek to improve everything we do. I feel there is much that can be achieved and I am excited to be here.”

Jol said:

“Damien has excellent scouting networks, not only in Europe, but around the world. There are so many aspects at a football club which support the playing side and it is important to have someone to focus on these at the Club. He is highly rated in his field and I am delighted that he has chosen to come to us. I am looking forward to working with him and have told him that it is a great time to be joining this Club.”

Lets hope Damien does not storm out in three months time after realising that Tottenham High Road does not have a view of the beach.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

must be a good d.o.f if he only 33 and has that much experience and respect

7:29 AM, September 08, 2005


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