https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/foot...uarez-and-luka-modric-as-head-of-recruitment/ Spurs get hitched Tottenham to sign scout who spotted Luis Suarez and Luka Modric as Head of Recruitment Steve Hitchen has been brought in by Daniel Levy for a second spell at Spurs to replace the outgoing Paul Mitchell Tottenham are bringing in super spy Steve Hitchen – the man who found Luka Modric and Luis Suarez – as their new head of recruitment. Hitchen is replacing Paul Mitchell in the prestige post as Daniel Levy’s chief talent spotter at White Hart Lane. Mitchell has been on his way out of the club for months after serving notice to quit while veteran Ian Broomfield has also left to leave a hole on the scouting front. Hitchen was behind Tottenham’s move for Modric in his first spell at the club before he followed mentor Damien Comolli to Liverpool. And Hitchen unearthed Uruguayan star Suarez in Holland before pushing him to Anfield where he became a legend. Both Modric and Suarez brought their clubs a fortune in the market when they were sold to Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively. Hitchen's most recent role was joint-Director of Recruitment at Derby, with former Spurs Head of Player Identification Rob Mackenzie. He joined the Rams in the summer from QPR, where he was head of European recruitment. Prior to his original spell at Tottenham, he was based in France for a number of years which is where he struck up a connection with Comolli.