Tottenham Considers Barcelona’s Mateu Alemany for Director of Football Role
Tottenham Hotspur is exploring the possibility of bringing Mateu Alemany on board as the new Director of Football, aiming for his availability in September. Alemany, who has been a part of Barcelona’s setup for two years, will step down from his role on September 2, coinciding with the conclusion of the summer transfer window. Deco, a former midfielder of the club, is set to replace him as Barca’s sporting director.
The 60-year-old Alemany is emerging as a strong contender to take over as the Director of Football at Tottenham, replacing Fabio Paratici. Well-regarded football journalist Fabrizio Romano has reported this development, as Tottenham seeks to chart its course towards success both on and off the field.
Paratici, formerly in charge of Tottenham’s managerial affairs, resigned from his position after FIFA imposed a two-and-a-half year global ban due to alleged financial irregularities from his time at Juventus.
In a turn of events, Alemany’s initial plan to join Aston Villa in June took a U-turn, leading to his decision to remain with Barcelona. Since taking on the role in 2021, Alemany has played a significant role in laying the groundwork for Barcelona’s victory in the LaLiga earlier this year. His track record includes serving as President at Real Mallorca and as General Director of Valencia from 2017 to 2019.
As Alemany wraps up his tenure with Barcelona at the end of the summer transfer window, he might soon bring his expertise to the Premier League, with the task of achieving a level of success akin to Barcelona’s triumphs last season. This development follows Barcelona’s recent managerial shake-up, confirming Deco as the new permanent sporting director. Deco, who had a successful spell at Barcelona as a player, secured a Champions League title and two LaLiga trophies during his time at the club.