Tottenham are closing in on the hiring of former Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici.
The 48-year-old departed from the Italian giants this summer and was immediately a key target for Daniel Levy at Spurs.
While the London club had hoped to announce Paratici along with former Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte, they will have to settle for Paratici by himself.
Various sources in the English press have reported Paratici's arrival will be announced in the coming days.
He will work as a director of football, acting as a liaison between Levy and other decision makers and the coaching staff.
Spurs are still on the hunt for a manager.