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Baldini Leaves Roma, Next Stop White Hart Lane?

AS Roma Sporting director Franco Baldini has left the club by mutual consent, the Serie A side has White Hart Laneannounced.

A statement from Roma, citing the club’s American president James Pallotta, said:

“We thank Franco Baldini for his service to AS Roma over the past two seasons. He played an important role in the launch of our project. We wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Roma finished sixth in Serie A last season and out of the European places. A Europa League place was up for grabs in the Coppa Italia, but I Giallorossi lost the final to city rivals Lazio.

Baldini said:

“I want to thank AS Roma’s ownership for the opportunity to work together. I have enjoyed my time in Rome and wish the best to the club, the players and fans.

The departure of Baldini was expected as Roma look to revamp their coaching and technical staff after a disappointing season.

Baldini has been long linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, where he would take up a Director of Football role. This is something that Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has been pushing for, as it will offer him a barrier between himself and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.