Scott Munn officially starts work as Tottenham Hotspur’s new chief football officer today.
The Athletic revealed in April that Munn, an Australian 51-year-old, had been appointed to the role, meaning he would leave his position as the chief executive of City Football Group (CFG) China.
It had initially been hoped that Munn would start at Spurs on July 1, but that was delayed because of his prolonged exit from CFG.
Munn will now start in what is a new role at Tottenham that will see him join the board and take charge of all footballing departments, including the academy and the women’s team.
Munn has never held a job in European football but is well aware of the work of his compatriot Ange Postecoglou, who was appointed as Tottenham’s head coach in June.
One of Munn’s first big tasks will be to appoint a new director of football to replace Fabio Paratici, who left the role in April following a FIFA ban from all footballing activities that was later reduced on appeal.
Munn served as the chief executive of City Football Group China from 2019, following a nine-year tenure in the same capacity at Melbourne City, an organisation owned by CFG.
Tottenham are next in action this Sunday, away to rivals Arsenal in the Premier League.
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