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Damien Comolli factfile

Posted on 7 September 2005  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

1995 Bachelor in Law (Universite de Droit de Nice)
French Coaching Licence

1989-92 Monaco (Youth Team Player)

Monaco U 16 (First Team Manager A.Wenger)
In charge of 2 squads
1 championship
3Rd and 4th place

Nagasaki U 18 (Japan)
2 national championships semi finals

Arsenal FC European scout (First Team Manager A.Wenger)
Players brought to the club: Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy, Jeremie Aliadiere, Sebastien Svaard, Moritz Volz, Arturo Lupoli, Guy Demel.
Important participation in the process : Robert Pires, Thierry Henry, Pascal Cygan, Robin Van Persie, Emmanuel Eboue.

As St Etienne Sporting Director
6th place in the table

Main Responsibilities:
-To oversee the recruitment of the coaching staff and to advise the Board on the matter.
-In charge of senior and youth scouting and development of a new scouting network (main First Team signings: Zoumana Camara, Didier Zokora, Frederic Pïquionne, Damien Perquis).
-To oversee the development of the Youth Academy both in terms of infrastructure and personnel.
-Involved in the players transactions (deals and contracts) with the Chairman and the managing director.
-In charge of all negotiations concerning youth players with parents, agents and clubs (i.e contracts, signing fees, compensation fees).
-Development of partnerships, locals, nationals and internationals (3 partnerships signed with amateur clubs from the St Etienne area, 1 signed with a 2nd division club, projects of youth academies in Guinea and Brazil)
-Use of international network made of scouts, sporting directors, managing directors, chairmen, agents, in Europe (France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Greece, Switzerland, Scandinavia, UK, Germany, Turkey…), Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Rep., Slovaquia, Serbia, Hungary…), Africa (Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Guinea, S.Africa, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Mali, Nigeria) and South America (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay) .

French speaking and fluent in English and Spanish.

Married with 2 children.