Villas-Boas wants added staff

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is hoping the arrival of a

technical director at White Hart Lane next season will help move

the club forward.

The Portuguese, who will be hoping to end his first full season

in charge in the Premier League by sneaking Spurs in to the

top-four, became used to working under a director while working in

Italy and Portugal.

And working with someone who deals with off the pitch issues,

including player recruitment, leaving Villas-Boas to concentrate on

managing the squad, is something the boss feels will benefit the

north London side.

“We have been outlining the route ahead for what we want to do

in terms of the club structure,” the Spurs manager said.

“Hopefully (there will be) the arrival of somebody else in the

structure for the recruitment side, a technical director.

“It is a position I am used to working with and ideally it is

someone that will help us to move forward.”

Fans may be doubtful, however, when reminded by the fractious

relationship ex-manager Martin Jol endured with former director of

football Damien Comolli.

But Villas-Boas said: “It’s not fundamental, but it will help

the club moving forward.

“It’s something that I am used to working with. A number of

experiences that we had with Jose (Mourinho) at Inter Milan with

(Marco) Branca which was always positive.

“Not only me as a manager but when I was with him so I think

it’s something that works. Since the first day I told the club that

it’s somebody who is extremely important in my view to the

structure of the club.”