White Hart Lane welcomes back former boss.
Tottenham Hotspur are on the verge of re-appointing David Pleat as a director pf football to scout for youngsters and overseas players.
The 66-year-old, who has managed the club four times, resigned from his part-time role as football consultant with Nottingham Forest last week.
The Championship club offered him the role of associate director but the role with Spurs allows him to continue the work he enjoys most.
Manager Harry Redknapp is believed to support the idea, despite not being a fan of the continental two-tier hierarchy.
Pleat will be brought in to work closely chief scout, Ian Broomfield, and the club’s technical co-ordinator, Tim Sherwood.
Since leaving Tottenham in 2004, Pleat has acted as a sounding board for chairman Daniel Levy when he sought an opinion on players he club wanted to buy.
Levy, who likes the way a two-tier system works, is keen to bring back his friend as it would appeal to a foreign manager should Redknapp depart this summer.
Carlo Ancelotti and Rafa Benitez are being linked with the role and neither would mind Pleat’s presence in the background.