Santini ready for Spurs role
By Rob Lancaster
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The France manager - who will take over at White Hart Lane after Euro 2004 - is keen to bring in several new faces as he makes his return to club management.
His appointment with the North London outfit came as somewhat of a surprise but he is well aware of the task that faces him.
"At the moment, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are the locomotives of English football," he stated in The Sun.
"My success with France in the last two years is the reason why Tottenham have chosen me.
"My job is to get to work at Tottenham and get the club back on the main line."
Dutch midfielder Edgar Davids reportedly tops the list of Santini's targets with Spurs ready to offer the free-agent a blockbuster contract to secure his services.
Reports in France have suggested that he could also make an offer for fellow countryman Gregory Premont who is a defensive midfielder currently plying his trade for Metz.
The incoming Spurs chief has also targeted a new left-back and a right-sided midfield man as necessities for his squad - with the suggestion that he could make a surprise move for former Arsenal man Sylvain Wiltord.