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Report: Tottenham Hotspur hire new Chief of Football Officer ahead of crucial summer

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Tottenham Hotspur appoint Scott Munn as Chief Football Officer

According to David Ornstein of The Athletic (Subscription Required), Tottenham Hotspur are set to welcome aboard Scott Munn as the club’s new chief football officer.

He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of City Football Group China since 2019 and will begin his new role in North London next summer. With a permanent manager and a squad rejig needed, one can only assume that Munn will be in for a busy ride.

Munn will effectively serve as Daniel Levy’s second in command at Tottenham as the club look to usher in a new era. We can only hope that he is not a yes man and will do what is best for the club even if it means having to disagree with Levy.

Tottenham are currently reviewing their football activities over the last six months and it would appear that certain changes are in order. Time will tell whether the arrival of Munn is just the beginning.

Levy certainly has a high opinion of his man and is keen for him to instil the best for the club on and off the field. Hopefully, this will be an appointment that he will have got right.

“Scott has a unique and broad experience of running sporting organisations at the highest level and will take responsibility for the leadership and management of our football activities to instil best practice both on and off the pitch.’

Tottenham Hotspur to appoint Scott Munn as Chief Football Officer.
Daniel Levy now has a new second in command. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Munn’s appointment would at least for the time being address the situation surrounding Fabio Paratici. The Italian has stepped back from his role as director of football following the ban imposed on him by FIFA following allegations of irregularity while at Juventus.

Even when Paratici returns, he is set to report to Munn. Given the latter’s experience, surely his oversight will help those under him to make better-informed decisions for the betterment of the club.

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It remains to be seen if Munn’s arrival will see Levy take a backseat when it comes to on-field and footballing-based decisions. He has not had a good track record in terms of decision-making in recent years and is better off focussing on the business side. Hopefully, this is the balance we need to bring about a transformation in the team’s fortunes for the immediate future.

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