Tottenham ready to offer Venables a shock return

Senior figures at the club want Venables to replace current sporting director Damien Comolli, according to News of the World.

Comolli’s position at the club has been under fire after failing to replace strikers Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov.

Sources at the club have told News of the World that they believe Comolli will leave the club before the January transfer window.