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Tottenham ‘tempted’ 49-year-old to become their new sporting director – Experience has opened ‘many doors’

La Vanguardia claimed in May that Tottenham Hotspur had expressed interest in hiring Jordi Cruyff as their new sporting director.

The 49-year-old retired from his role as Camp Nou’s sporting director on June 30 and is currently without a club.

According to a “confidential” source from today’s Sport, Tottenham tried to sign him to the team.

The Dutchman’s “international experience” and his “key role in helping Barca sign both Andreas Christensen [in 2022] and lkay Gündoan on free transfers” have helped him open “many more doors.”

Cruyff announced his decision to leave the Catalan club in May and the newspaper states he started receiving offers just a few days after that.

Sport explain that Tottenham were one of them to have sent a proposal and even ‘tempted’ him to become their new sporting director.

They add Spurs contacted Cruyff to explain their plan and project but he ‘took very little time’ to reject their offer.

That’s because Cruyff, at the moment, intends to become a manager and not continue his career as a sporting director, and communicated the same to the north London club.


Breaking news:Agreement reached: Tottenham say “very technical” player has now left Spurs

He’s departed after Davinson Sanchez and Tanguy Ndombele.

Tottenham Hotspur have agreed to offload another player following the departures of both Davinson Sanchez and Tanguy Ndombele to Galatasaray, with news coming to light on Maksim Paskotsi.

Who has left Spurs this summer?

Over the past few months, Ange Postecoglou has successfully managed to significantly downsize his team.

The head coach of the Lilywhites granted the go-ahead for players like Dane Scarlett, Joe Rodon, Harry Winks, Alfie Devine, and Troy Parrott to leave either permanently or on loan during the summer transfer window.

The star striker Harry Kane’s multimillion-pound transfer to Bayern Munich may have been the hardest to accept because worries about Tottenham’s perceived firepower without the Englishman started to arise.

Even Nevertheless, the north Londoners have benefited from Kane’s absence as Postecoglou reorganizes the team to play his exhilarating, electrifying brand of “Ange-ball”

Prior to the international break, Spurs secured stunning victories in the Premier League over Man United, Bournemouth, and Burnley, scoring nine goals in the process and effectively ending the Kane era.

Additionally, Sanchez, a defender, left Tottenham for Galatasaray on a permanent basis, and Ndombele was loaned to the same team by chairman Daniel Levy of Tottenham.

Journalist Dean Jones told GiveMeSport that the latter player’s predicament was particularly “very strange” and that Ndombele had to go.

Jones added, “The Ndombele situation has been very peculiar.”

“He should be one of the Premier League’s top midfielders, but he’s never managed to grasp the opportunities. In the end, I am told that Tottenham were desperate to get him out the door.

He was given a second chance by Ange Postecoglou this summer to establish himself and demonstrate that he might have a future at the club, but he failed to impress, and they just didn’t have place for passengers, so he was forced to move on.

As long as the Turkish window is open, rumors continue to surround players like Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who was unable to finalize a transfer before September 1, and goalie Hugo Lloris.

The age of Postecoglou has exploded into existence, and several team members, like center-back Eric Dier, have very unsure futures under the Australian.

What will be intriguing to watch is which veteran players leave after Sanchez and Ndombele.

Makisim Paskotsi, 20, has reportedly left Spurs to join the Swiss team Grasshoppers. This is according to Spurs themselves.

Despite some early plaudits for his enormous potential, the Estonian international has signed with them on a permanent basis and is now permanently departing the club.

Paskotsi did in fact make an appearance for the first team, making his debut in the first leg of their 2021 UEFA Europa Conference League play-off match against Pacos de Ferreira.

What’s been said about Maksim Paskotsi?

Despite commentator John Wenham earlier praising the defender’s potential, he simply wasn’t given enough opportunities at Spurs.

In 2021, Wenham said of him, “He came in and instantly made an impression for the Under 18s.”

“As a center back, he scored five goals in a very short period of time, three of them were volleys.We are discussing an extremely technical player who, last season, was called up to the Estonian national team because of a COVID epidemic.

Interestingly, he has maintained his position in that lineup and has six caps at the age of 18.

“People may not think much of Estonia but they have had some decent results. They beat Finland and Belarus and they came away from Wales with a very creditable draw.”

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