Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in appointing former Arsenal head youth scout Steve Morrow as their new academy chief.
The Mirror is reporting that Morrow is the leading candidate to replace John McDermott, who has left to take up a role with the FA.
It would certainly be an eye-catching appointment, given Morrow’s long-term links with North London rivals Arsenal.
Morrow spent nine years at Arsenal as a player before spending 11 years at the club in backroom and coaching roles.
That came to an end in November. As reported by the Daily Mail, new academy chief Per Mertesacker and technical director Edu performed a major shake-up of the Arsenal academy which included Morrow’s shock departure.
The Mirror report claims that Morrow is seen as one of the best in Europe and Tottenham are clearly hopeful of luring him in.
Morrow has been instrumental in the likes of current first-team players Bukayo Saka, Eddie Nketiah and Reiss Nelson’s success at Arsenal and Tottenham will no doubt be hoping he could lead another wave of Tottenham youngsters into the first-team at Hotspur Way.