Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly placed Steve Morrow on their shortlist as they look for a new academy director.

Steve Morrow (Photo via Standard.co.uk)
Steve Morrow (Photo via Standard.co.uk)

Spurs have placed all non-playing staff on furlough with the government paying 80% of their wages as Daniel Levy refuses to make up the shortfall despite claiming a £4m salary for himself and allegedly considering using some of the non-working Spurs staff to do some jobs around his own estate.

Daily Mail, 10 April 2020
Daily Mail, 10 April 2020

Despite calls from public at large, and their own fans in particular, Levy has shown no sign of moving his position, unlike Liverpool who realised good headlines were better than claiming benefits while also posting massive profits.

Spurs are said to be looking at Morrow to replace John McDermott who has left to join the FA to take up a position Morrow was also said to be vying for.

NORWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Interim Manager of Arsenal, Freddie Ljungberg next to Per Mertesacker during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Interim Manager of Arsenal, Freddie Ljungberg next to Per Mertesacker during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Morrow was let go by Arsenal back in November under Unai Emery during one of the many culls at the club. At the time, it was unclear who was making the call, but it was believed to be Per Mertesacker who said not long before the decision was announced, “The amount of staff we have in academies is, I’ve never seen anything like it.

“On one hand, it’s good to take care of the players but I don’t know, sometimes I get confused by the number of people who have an impact on one kid.

“We’re talking 100 people or more have an influence on one kid over years. It’s quite a heavy load.”

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