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Baldini continues to be linked with role at White Hart Lane

Andre Villas-Boas: Worked with a technical director at Porto and Academica

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Andre Villas-Boas would have no complaints if the continued evolution at Tottenham Hotspur included the appointment of a technical director.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is determined to overhaul the management structure at White Hart Lane this season after sacking Harry Redknapp in the summer.

Redknapp was against the idea of having a technical director above him but Villas-Boas is familiar with the concept and would be happy to feed off the advice of a more experienced person from the world of football.

"I have worked with one at Porto and Academica and had no issues with that and I certainly promote that," head coach Villas-Boas said. "In the end the structure that surrounds the football club is down to the chairman.

"It is not up to me to decide, it's up to the chairman. There are discussions and talks but in the end it is a club decision"

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"I certainly think he is looking to further evolve in terms of the structure that surrounds the club."

Discussions

Roma's Italian general manager, Franco Baldini, has been heavily linked with a move to White Hart Lane, in a capacity which has yet to become clear.

Villas-Boas refused to name any candidates he would like to have on board and insists any decision will rest with Levy.

"It is not up to me to decide, it's up to the chairman," the 34-year-old said. "There are discussions and talks but in the end it is a club decision."

Villas-Boas' team welcome Queens Park Rangers to White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon as the Portuguese manager looks to register his first home win at the fourth time of asking.

Although the team's fortunes are looking up after a 3-1 win over Reading and a creditable 0-0 draw against Lazio, another failure at home could dent the confidence of the fans, particularly given that Tottenham travel to Manchester United next weekend.

Reflect

At this stage last season, Tottenham had just embarked on a 13-match unbeaten run that propelled them to near the top of the Premier League.

Villas-Boas wants supporters to be patient if results do not go perfectly in the coming weeks, citing the fact that player sales and injuries mean he is effectively starting from scratch this term.

"If you reflect at this moment we have Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Younes Kaboul, Scott Parker, Luka Modric, Emmanuel Adebayor, and Rafael van der Vaart all out of this team, so this team has nothing to do with last year's team," he said.

"It is about getting acquainted with each other now."