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Post by smetro on Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:15 pm

Per tony an announcement of the new technical director will be made next week

Wonder if its Paul Mitchell - who announced he is to leave spurs and has previously worked at southampton ?

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11675/10532018/mauricio-pochettino-upset-over-paul-mitchells-tottenham-departure
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Post by DaveAV1 on Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:36 pm

Good spot mate. If he's our new TD then that would be very impressive. To take him from PL contenders down a division would surely indicate hugely ambitious plans must be in place.

Even if it's not him, still a good spot!

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Re: Technical Director - Steve Round

Post by deadbuzzardalive on Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:38 am

Mitchell presumably would have known and worked with Andrew Stone at Southampton as well. He's been linked with Leicester as a replacement for Walsh.

The original rumour was that it was going to be someone non-British, possibly from southern Europe or southern America. But a lot of time has passed since then, so maybe the delay has been to get Mitchell in.

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Post by deadbuzzardalive on Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:09 am

Apparently Mitchell is serving a notice period and won't be leaving Spurs until September. So not sure we'd be announcing it next week if it was him.

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Post by smetro on Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:23 am

@deadbuzzardalive wrote:Apparently Mitchell is serving a notice period and won't be leaving Spurs until September. So not sure we'd be announcing it next week if it was him.

I thought the opposite as Dr Tony said 'Announcement' next week - not appointment.
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Post by AstonThriller on Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:10 am

Yeah I'd be surprised if it's Mitchell now tbh. I think Wyness said the new technical director will also play an important role in creating networks with the feeder clubs Xia buys aswell.

Also Xia stressed that it will be an "experienced TD" so that's why I'm convinced it will be one of Branca, Comolli, Arnesen, Leonardo, Baldini or Zubizarreta. Those are the only experienced, high profile guys who are available right now. The other option of course would be somebody totally left-field from another league that we haven't heard about.

Leonardo, Zubi or Branca would be a big statement imo...hell Comolli too but to a lesser extent.
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Re: Technical Director - Steve Round

Post by De Kuip on Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:15 am

Would you have a preference out of those you named Thriller?
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Post by AstonThriller on Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:44 am

@De Kuip wrote:Would you have a preference out of those you named Thriller?

It's tough to say...lets go through the names

Branca= spent twelve years as Inter Milan's TD where they won five league titles and one champions league when he was there. Manager like Mourinho, Mancini and Benitez also worked with him. The transfer record was ok too...Lucio, Maicon, Cezar, Milito amongst others were his suggestions apparently.

Leonardo= Spent two years as PSG's TD and helped build the club after the major takeover. He brought in Anchelotti and a lot of signings from Italy like Pastore, Menez and Motta.

Zubizarreta= Spent five years as Barcelona's TD and before that he was Bilboa's TD for ten years. Obviously knows the inner workings of Barca so would be a major coup imo.

Comolli= We all know him. Has baggage but in the clear light of day his spells at Spurs and Liverpool were quite decent. Bale, Modric, Bertbatov etc he brought to Spurs. At Liverpool he got in Henderson, Suarez, Ibe etc...the latter two made huge profits when sold and the other is the club captain and has gone on to play for England. I think he's a realistic target and would be happy with him

Baldini= Has a lot of experience and was apparently responsible for the huge spending spree Spurs did after they sold Bale that had mixed results...probably wouldn't be my first choice

Arnesen= Has loads of experience and was the one who brought in loads of youngsters at Spurs like Huddleston, Lennon, Dawson etc. Also brought in a lot of young talent at Chelsea..Bertrand being one of them. The problem is he's been all over the place recently and hasn't been able to settle.

So for me any one of the top three would be massive simply because of the clubs they have come from. Realistically though I think Comolli would do well here...not sure the top three could come to a championship club tbh!!..maybe Branca at a push.


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Re: Technical Director - Steve Round

Post by Trotters on Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:00 am

Brilliant stuff. You learn something new everyday.

Cheers @AstonThriller
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Post by Dions_Bald_Head on Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:29 pm

Clearly Dr X wants someone with serious ambition & beyond the realms of most TD roles, what with setting up the international feeder network - yes, as a Championship club (without a win) we appear to be a step down but I should imagine that's quite an exciting draw for the right type of person.
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Post by Trotters on Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:18 pm

That's my take on it too, @Dions_Bald_Head

Something different to the same-old same-old. Big Fish in a small pond and a real challenge.
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Re: Technical Director - Steve Round

Post by De Kuip on Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:56 pm

Cheers thriller top info mate! Agree top 3 would be unbelievable but any of them would do a job.
I'll await the announcement with interest especially now I'm much better informed.  
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Re: Technical Director - Steve Round

Post by deadbuzzardalive on Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:18 am

Rumours on twitter that it's going to be Steve Round.

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Post by DelboyVilla on Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:36 am

@deadbuzzardalive wrote:Rumours on twitter that it's going to be Steve Round.

That's interesting he turned down the chance to work under Garde didn't he? Said he wanted a more senior role and get into management at some point?

I assume he know Wyness from his time at Everton?

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Post by smetro on Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:39 am

@deadbuzzardalive wrote:Rumours on twitter that it's going to be Steve Round.

That would be a bit underwhelming. He was the guy that they tried to impose on Remi Garde. With all the changes at the club you would have thought those who wanted him have departed. The horrible conclusion is that its a Paddy Riley appointment - meaning he still has influence at the club.

Despite the rumour - I don't see it being round - makes no sense.

Edit - Although if he knows Wyness that changes things...
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Post by Trotters on Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:42 am

Christ that does sound underwhelming. Who the hell were the other 2 if this guy is the best option?

Was the twitter source credible in any way?
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Post by deadbuzzardalive on Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:45 am

He was at the game yesterday (according to Howard Hodgson), so I think that's where the rumours have come from. Although he's currently working part-time for Derby County and we play them, next week, so could just be on a scouting mission of sorts.

He'd be experienced like Xia said, just in a totally different job, so doubt it's actually going to be him myself. We'll find out for sure in the coming days.

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Post by deadbuzzardalive on Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:46 am



Edit judging by that font against blue background probably not the most reliable source.

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Post by Trotters on Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:49 am

Don't really want a former coach who aspires to be a manager one day. We really should be getting someone who has done it all, has his finger one the pulse of work wide football trends and has a broad network of contacts. Not some knob who played second choice to Second-Choice Shteve and earns extra pocket money by working part time at fucking Derby.
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Post by DelboyVilla on Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:54 am

@deadbuzzardalive wrote:He was at the game yesterday (according to Howard Hodgson), so I think that's where the rumours have come from. Although he's currently working part-time for Derby County and we play them, next week, so could just be on a scouting mission of sorts.

He'd be experienced like Xia said, just in a totally different job, so doubt it's actually going to be him myself. We'll find out for sure in the coming days.

Scouting for his current team?

Or taking the Technical Director job at Villa?

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Post by Trotters on Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:01 pm

I'm putting that down as your next guess in the GTC
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Post by AVit on Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:19 pm

@smetro wrote:
@deadbuzzardalive wrote:Rumours on twitter that it's going to be Steve Round.

That would be a bit underwhelming. He was the guy that they tried to impose on Remi Garde. With all the changes at the club you would have thought those who wanted him have departed. The horrible conclusion is that its a Paddy Riley appointment - meaning he still has influence at the club.

Despite the rumour - I don't see it being round - makes no sense.

Edit - Although if he knows Wyness that changes things...

Riley having any say in this appointment seams a bit far fetched considering it is likely that this position takes on some or all of his responsibilities and if Riley is to have a future at Villa it will probably be his boss.

Looks like It could well be Round.
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/exclusive-aston-villa-set-unveil-11747181

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Re: Technical Director - Steve Round

Post by DelboyVilla on Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:28 pm

@AVit wrote:
@smetro wrote:
@deadbuzzardalive wrote:Rumours on twitter that it's going to be Steve Round.

That would be a bit underwhelming. He was the guy that they tried to impose on Remi Garde. With all the changes at the club you would have thought those who wanted him have departed. The horrible conclusion is that its a Paddy Riley appointment - meaning he still has influence at the club.

Despite the rumour - I don't see it being round - makes no sense.

Edit - Although if he knows Wyness that changes things...

Riley having any say in this appointment seams a bit far fetched considering it is likely that this position takes on some or all of his responsibilities and if Riley is to have a future at Villa it will probably be his boss.

Looks like It could well be Round.
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/exclusive-aston-villa-set-unveil-11747181

Still has the faint odour of Bullshit about it? He is working for Derby and we play Derby next week? Not unheard of to watch a future opponent? But the BM have been better lately with their Villa gossip?

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Re: Technical Director - Steve Round

Post by Wookster on Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:39 pm

Pat Murphy has confirmed Steve Round now
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Post by Dions_Bald_Head on Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:45 pm

Well if he's been working worldwide recently as consultant to Man City then I can see where this has come from. TD roles seem to be more international rather than meddling with the manager.
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