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Transfer window plans for Tottenham take a hit following the exit of a club chief

By Eddie Razo -

The summer transfer window plans for Tottenham Hotspur might be getting off on the wrong foot. In what will be a crucial couple of months to build a squad that’s up to par with manager Antonio Conte’s standards, the north London club is seeing someone exit.

In a press release, Spurs confirmed that their head of recruitment Brian Carey, is leaving Tottenham months before the summer transfer window opens. The information given by the club reveals that the 53-year-old decided to go. 

Carey’s departure comes less than 12 months after Managing Director of Football Fabio Paratici was appointed to his position with the Premier League side, coming over from Juventus. 

The north London club is reportedly looking to appoint a number two to Paratici ahead of a busy summer for the club. Carey’s departure comes after Steve Hitchen, the technical performance director who also quit Spurs in February.

Significant changes are coming behind the scene as Paratici begins putting people he wants in these critical positions. 

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East Stand
East Stand
4 months ago

None of this stuff will make one iota of difference. How many people in roles like this have been shifted in and out of the club over the last 23 years? Just pawns to come and take their wages and tow the party line, any incoming operatives will be required to do the same…

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
4 months ago

Just a thought but how about hiring Michael Edwards now that he is leaving Liverpool to head up our analytical recruitment staff? He worked at Spurs ten years ago for two seasons after coming with Redknapp before being recruited by Commolli for Liverpool where he has done a great job. Incidentally, Paul Mitchell, our former DoF is being courted by both Utd and by one of the consortiums attempting to buy Chelsea.

East Stand
East Stand
4 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

“Mitch” set out a proactive transfer policy for us and was shown the door for his efforts…

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
4 months ago

Good. After 6 years it’s clear Brian is not the messiah. We should have got rid of this guy along with Hitchen years ago.

Paddio
Paddio
4 months ago

Part of Paratici’s remit was to overhaul the football side of the business of Tottenham Plc from July 2022.
After 8 months head of not liking transfer windows leaves.
After 10 months later head of recruitment leaves.
Meeting with Conte over player retention was delayed until the Jan.
Paratici is known to have 5 players for each position when recruiting.
Decisiveness isn’t a trait liked by the club
Its going to be a long summer folks

Paul
Paul
4 months ago
Reply to  Paddio

5 guys and we ended up with 3, 2 late in the Jan window. No striker. Can you send me the Paratici list. Must make for an interesting read since Royal came out on top.

East Stand
East Stand
4 months ago
Reply to  Paddio

Yep, just different pawns, in the same old game…

Last edited 4 months ago by Easty
Dexter
Dexter
4 months ago

Hahaha! So many people in charge of recruitment at this club, but only one person actually in charge of recruitment doesn’t have recruitment in his job title.
Couldn’t make it up.

Whisky
Whisky
4 months ago
Reply to  Dexter

Lol..so true, awesome comment

Tangangry
Tangangry
4 months ago

Managing Director of Football, Head of Recruitment, Technical Director, Conte, Levy etc etc the list goes on.

How many cooks do they have over there working on that broth!

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
4 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

Crooks not cooks..

at large
at large
4 months ago

I reckon this bloke’s final transfer was himself.

Tbh I never heard of him, but since he must know excel I’m sure he’ll find a position with another property manager.

England Mike
England Mike
4 months ago

Hang on I’m confused, what was Hitchen then ?
Carey wasn’t a good CB either but anyway, where does this leave scouting and recruitment at this club because it has a desperate record of failure in acquiring new players. The blame always goes back to Levy for this, because he seems to have the final say, yet he finds people he employed as scapegoats for the lack in quality signings.

Bren Long
Bren Long
4 months ago

Is he jumping ship or was he found out?

6 years as head of recruitment, and roughly a quarter of that time spent recruiting nobody at all.
The majority of recruits during active transfer windows in that time are a mish mash of inadequate placements resulting from a distinct lack of research analysis and due diligence.
I can only assume he was part of the problem, unless he was happy to take the wage and accept the chairman overriding his advice from window to window.

Tangangry
Tangangry
4 months ago
Reply to  Bren Long

For all we know he had absolutely nothing to do with player recruitment, might just have been hiring all the other staff!

Bren Long
Bren Long
4 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

True.
Perhaps recruiting builders was his bailiwick. The property side of the business is a-boomin’

Last edited 4 months ago by brenlong
at large
at large
4 months ago
Reply to  Bren Long

For now…

Notontheshelf
Notontheshelf
4 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

It’s hard work finding staff to run the cheese counter. Did they appoint anyone?

Mark p
Mark p
4 months ago

So the window is over before it even begins, maybe he read the writing on the wall

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
4 months ago

Another rat flees the sinking ship. I had no idea we had a manager of recruitment considering our transfer own goals over the last few years. Maybe he’s leaving before he was sacked?
But as always the revolving doors at our club remain permanently closed to the real problem; our little dictator Daniel, how many more years of misery is this little parasite going to inflict on us?

Whisky
Whisky
4 months ago

Well…..he’s old as me, 60. Much better health than me and unlike me he has the best doctors on hand, so I expect we have another 15 years of this misery, which by then I’m dead and he decides to retire, so my dear friend look forward to 2037. The year of our freedom.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
4 months ago
Reply to  Whisky

Then his son takes over, oh gawd we’re doomed.

East Stand
East Stand
4 months ago

Revolving Doors FC = Failure FC

I’ve four words for Paratici; Nuno, Gollini, Royal and Diaz. Anyone half decent was at Juve at some point, therefore I have my doubts about his scouting knowledge outside of what he can draw from his former employers…

Eddie
Eddie
4 months ago

I don’t know how long he’s been in that position,but if you weigh up our transfer activity over the past 20 years I don’t think he will be missed.But then we know the reason for most of this,the elephant in the room that is Levy.

Because the fact is whoever is in that position will not be allowed to do a proper job without the micro-manager’s interference and restrictions.

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