(born 13 December 1972 in Béziers
) is the Director of Football
. He has previously worked as a football
coach and scout, with AS Monaco
, AS Saint-Étienne
and Tottenham Hotspur
. He speaks fluent English, Spanish and French.
He was born in Béziers
, France, and played as a youth team player at AS Monaco
. In 1992, he began a successful three-year coaching job with Monaco, where he looked after the club's Under-16 squads and won the state championship at that level. Comolli completed a law degree in 1995 and gained his French coaching licence.
In 1996 he joined Arsenal
and spent seven seasons as a European scout and is credited with the discovery of several of Arsenal's players such as Kolo Touré
, Emmanuel Eboué
and Gaël Clichy
. Between 2004 and 2005 he was technical director of AS Saint-Étienne
. The club went through a successful period, finishing sixth in the league and reaching the semi-finals of the Coupe de France
. During his time there he also oversaw a number of important first team signings and developed partnerships with junior and amateur clubs, locally, nationally and internationally.
In 2005 he became Director of Football
at Tottenham Hotspur
, with overall responsibility for the medical, academy, scouting and club secretarial departments, replacing the outgoing Frank Arnesen
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