By Wayne Veysey

13th Jun, 2020 | 7:43am

Deal imminent: Tottenham thumbs-up to senior man joining Wolves - Exclusive

Tottenham are among the clubs who have given the thumbs-up to Wolves appointing Simon Hunt as their their new sporting director.

Football Insider revealed yesterday that the Midlands giants are in advanced talks to hire Hunt, 57, to oversee their football set-up.

A Wolves source has told Football Insider that Hunt has recommendations from a number of top clubs after holding multiple similar roles in recruitment and scouting.


Among these were senior scouting positions at Tottenham, Southampton, Derby County, Ipswich Town and Hearts.

He had been working most recently at Championship promotion contenders Nottingham Forest, where he was appointed in 2018.

Former Wrexham midfielder Hunt was also previously the director of football at West Brom and Blackburn Rovers.

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Unusually for a recruitment chief, he also has management experience after taking charge of top-flight team in Sweden at the end of his playing career.

His CV has seemingly been enough to convince Wolves to appoint him to the vacant role of sporting director.

Kevin Thelwell quit the post after four years in February to join the New York Red Bulls.

Wolves want the name man in place ahead of the summer transfer window, which would normally have opened in the middle of this month but now is set to be pushed back to the end of July or start of August.

Hunt has a big task on his hands to fill the shoes of the highly respected Thelwell, who had spent 11 years at Molineux after initially joining as academy manager.

He had played a huge role during the Fosun era in taking Wolves from the Championship to the upper reaches of the Premier League and European football.

In other Tottenham news, the club are said to be well on the way to signing Premier League 24-year-old as our exclusive explains.