Franco Baldini has been appointed technical director at Tottenham Hotspur.
Baldini left AS Roma two weeks ago, having served the club as general director since October 2011. He was part of the club’s restructuring project, set out by the Roma president at the time, Thomas diBenedetto. Baldini also served as general manager of the England national team during Fabio Capello’s reign.
“We thank Franco Baldini for his service to AS Roma over the past two seasons. He played an important role in the launch of our project. We wish him well in his future endeavours,” said Roma president James Pallotta.
“I want to thank AS Roma’s ownership for the opportunity to work together. I have enjoyed my time in Rome and wish the best to the club, the players and fans,” added Franco Baldini.
As technical director of Tottenham Hotspur, Baldini will be (jointly) responsible for transfer dealings, player scouting and the club’s youth development strategy. He is set to start his work at Spurs with immediate effect.
“Franco is extremely well respected in the industry, possessing an extensive knowledge of players around the world,” said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
“He will strengthen our football management team, particularly in the field of recruitment, working closely with Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood across all levels on the playing side.”