My tribe

Pleat in talks about return to Tottenham - for fifth time

David Pleat is set to return to Tottenham as a scout.

The Daily Mail says Pleat has been manager of Spurs on four separate occasions, three as caretaker, and stood down from his part-time role as a football consultant at Nottingham Forest last week.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp does not believe in a continental hierarchy - where a director of football is in charge of recruiting players, a role once performed by Frank Arnesen at Chelsea - but is nonetheless is understood to support the appointment, which would also provide assistance to the club's chief scout Ian Broomfield.

The 66-year-old had meetings with Tottenham's coaching staff this week and has watched some of the club's recent youth-team games.

The role would include him working alongside Tim Sherwood, the club's technical co-ordinator, who looks after the youth players.

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?