Liverpool are to bring in Damien Comolli to take charge of Liverpool’s signings following John W Henry’s meetings yesterday with Roy Hodgson.
Following the Everton game we heard information that Roy Hodgson had been told to focus on improving on the pitch results and not to worry about new transfers signings. In the intervening period Kenny Dalglish took temporary charge of identifying potential January targets. Today’s appointment confirms our information that NESV were keen to bring an extra man in to focus on transfer targets.
The 38 year old Frenchman has spent time as a scout for Arsenal, before becoming technical director at St Etienne.
It was at Tottenham Hotspur where he first held the post of Director of Football. He fell out with Martin Jol over a number of signings which the Jol claimed he had not authorised, before eventually being sacked alongside Juande Ramos in October 2008.
He has since been credited with bringing a number of talented youth players to Spurs, Gareth Bale amongst the pick of the bunch, although his record with older players is less noted.
He returned to St Etienne in November 2008, resulting in the departure of the then current manager at the club who refused to work under a Director of Football.