Leonardo Gabbanini, Tottenham’s chief scout, leaves the club


Ottenham’s chief scout Leonardo Gabbanini has left the club, according to Standard Sport.

The Italian had been at Spurs since July 2022, when he was appointed as part of a major overhaul of their scouting and recruitment departments under then-general director of football Fabio Paratici, with the departure by Steve Hitchen and Brian Carey.

Gabbanini has been tasked with restructuring Tottenham’s recruitment network after impressing in a similar dual role with Watford and Udinese, two clubs owned by the Pozzo family, with Gretar Steinsson also serving as performance director and the club’s chief recruiter. Rangers Andy Scoulding arriving in north London.

Gabbanini – who also played in Serie A with Sampdoria and Fiorentina – worked this summer alongside new head coach Ange Postecoglou as Spurs set out to reshape their squad for a new era under the Australian, which started off impressively.

Tottenham signed James Maddison and Brennan Johnson from Leicester and Nottingham Forest respectively in a window marked by the sale of record goalscorer and talisman Harry Kane to Bayern Munich after almost two decades in a deal worth more than £100 million.

Spurs also moved to sign Micky van de Ven, Guglielmo Vicario, Manor Solomon, Alejo Veliz and Ashley Phillips, while also agreeing permanent deals for loanees Dejan Kulusevski and Pedro Porro.

However, Gabbanini has now left his role and his departure coincides with Scott Munn’s first official day at Tottenham, with the former CEO of City Football Group China and Melbourne Victory appointed as the new director of football in April following an internal review of six months of all. their football activities.

Tottenham are looking for a new sporting director after Paratici resigned in April, having lost an appeal against his worldwide ban from football. The Italian’s eventual successor will effectively lead the club’s recruitment operations.

standard Sport

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