Rumours are abound that Tottenham’s sporting director may well be on his way out, and would that be a bad thing for the north London side?
Damien Comolli’s job as Tottenham’s sporting director is under threat after he failed to land Argentine striker Diego Milito on transfer deadline day.
Spurs’ manager Juande Ramos had targeted Milito all summer but was put off by the £15million demanded by his Spanish club Real Zaragoza.
But Spurs were offered Milito, 29, for a fraction of that price in the countdown to Monday’s deadline and Ramos was desperate to sign him as Dimitar Berbatov headed to Manchester United.
However Comolli was accused of botching the move and Milito opted to join Italian club Genoa despite them offering significantly less than Tottenham’s £40,000-a-week wages.
Deteriorated Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy is now considering Comolli’s position, with the Frenchman’s relationship with Ramos having deteriorated.
Several of Comolli’s buys have failed to make the grade since he replaced Frank Arnesen in the job three years ago. (The People)
Damien Comolli is a man who seems to irk some Spurs fans and it appears, at least according to some tabloid hacks, that Juande Ramos is not too enamoured by the Frenchman either. Some may wonder as to the necessity of such a position in itself. After all, the game has managed to live fairly well for many decades without the need of a sporting director. It does appear that the club has chased many players and failed in the pursuit of some top talent, but could this be down to Damien alone?
Either way, the club has a great deal of talent in their squad at present and I guess the question would have to be, is that down to the boss or has Comolli been of use in this squad building? What do Tottenham fans think? Can the club do without him?