If you’ve been keeping a vague eye on football outside of England over the past eight months or so, you will have been aware that Monaco haven’t had the best of seasons.
Sacking Leonardo Jardim after a poor start, the Ligue 1 side brought in Thierry Henry to replace him, which didn’t work, before moving on from the Frenchman to re-hire the Portuguese manager a few months later.
Down in the dumps, the club just about did enough to turn things around and stay in France’s top flight, helped by Bouabdellah Tahri (or Bob Tahri for short), hired to work on the team’s mental preparation, doing such a good job that Tottenham now want him.
The news comes from France Football, who explain Spurs, alongside Paris Saint-Germain, Eintracht Frankfurt and Thierry Henry (as an entity of his own) have all solicited him for a role.
The 40-year-old is a former long-distance runner, who has a bronze world championship medal to his name in the 3000m steeple, as well as silver and bronze medials in European championships.
Brought in to help with the ‘performance, reathleticisation and mental preparation of the professional team’, Tahri impressed and quickly became a ‘big brother’ for many players in the squad to turn to in need of help.
Is this something Tottenham need? Someone at the club appears to think so, perhaps to simply help them reach the next level, to try and battle it out with Liverpool and Manchester City.