Tottenham have officially parted company with Italian chief scout Leonardo Gabbanini after just over a year in the position according to an exclusive from Spurs correspondent Alastair Gold on Thursday afternoon.
The 43-year-old was brought to North London by former Spurs and Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici last July and was responsible for overseeing the club’s extensive network of scouts.
Gabbanini had reportedly worked closely with new coach Ange Postecoglou over the summer, helping to overhaul the squad by identifying “very different” players to the ones they had looked at in previous windows.
However, Gabbanini was a Paratici appointment and at the time of his arrival, he had been expected to work alongside Antonio Conte.
Now that Tottenham have a completely different character at the helm in Postecoglou, and with a squad that appears to be going in a new direction this season, Gabbanini, one of the last club officials still standing from the start of last season, is set to be replaced as well.
Tottenham have a new Chief football officer in Scott Munn, who officially started on Thursday, and is expected to bring in a new technical director to act as a link between him and the coaching staff.