Oct 26

Comolli Linked With Managing Director's Post

If you haven’t heard already, (I’m sure you have) Spurs have terminated the contracts of Juande Ramos, Gus Poyet, Marcos Alvarez and Sporting Director, Damien Comolli.

Good news I hear you say? Well, possibly not. Tottenham take on Arsenal next Wednesday in an extremely important game for both sides. Harry Redknapp will be in charge of the White Hart Lane club for that game after leaving his managerial role at Portsmouth. Rumours suggest that Tony Adams could follow him out the exit door, but Redknapp himself admits it’s unlikely that he’ll join him on that side of north London.

In 1996, Damien Comolli joined Arsenal. He left for Saint Etienne in 2004 before joining the Gunners’ bitter rivals Spurs in 2005. Comolli could be on his way back to the Emirates.

Wenger brought fellow Frenchman Comolli to Arsenal as European scout where he spent seven years and was credited with being responsible to signing several players including defender Gael Clichy.

Comolli’s tenure has come under scrutiny in part because of the estimated fall in the value of some of his expensive acquisitions and some disagreements with Juande Ramos, the former Tottenham head coach. Darren Bent, Younès Kaboul, Ricardo Rocha and Kevin-Prince Boateng cost a combined fee of about £32million in the past 18 months, but they are now arguably worth half that sum. That led to questions about whether Comolli is delivering value for money.

Arsene Wenger is said to be keen on bringing his close pal to north London for the second time in almost 7 years. Stay tuned to Gooner Talk for the latest news, views and goals on Arsenal’s first team.

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4 Responses to “Comolli Linked With Managing Director's Post”

  1. Neal says:

    Comolli won’t be the new MD. Remember he lied to Spurs about how much influence he had at Arsenal, and that’s what got him the job. The club knows what his real level of influence is, and if he returns, it will be as just another scout.

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  2. Larry says:

    Perhaps it will be as a reward for the job he did at Spurs.

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  3. justin says:

    Comolli back?

    No thanks i’ll say

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  4. LondonGooner says:

    He is a very useful scout, but an utterly terrible sporting director. Wenger also trusts him and as “agent” Comolli did such a good job for us at Sp*rs he should be rewarded appropriatly!

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