Todd Kline has left his role as commercial chief for Tottenham Hotspur and will now take up a role with London rivals Chelsea. However, sources within Tottenham suggest the club will not ‘lose any sleep’ over Kline’s departure.
Joining Tottenham in 2021, Todd Kline was primarily tasked with finding a lucrative sponsorship deal for the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium‘s naming rights. Almost three years on, and that still hasn’t happened, with the venue keeping its original title.
Todd Kline exit is not a big deal for Spurs
With a great deal of changes going on at the club over the last year, both on the pitch and off it, it seems Kline’s time with the Lilywhites was heading for an inevitable conclusion, with the Daily Mail suggesting the “writing was on the wall” for some time now.
Kline was initially placed on gardening leave with Tottenham, and it has now been revealed that he will be heading across London to take up a role with Chelsea instead, to work under Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali.
That same report from the Daily Mail has shed some light on how Spurs have reacted to this news, and it seems that, while it may have come out of the blue to a degree, the club is not exactly going into panic mode over this exit.
According to insiders at Tottenham Hotspur, Kline switching allegiance has come as a “surprise,” but it is believed that very few at the club are about to “lose any sleep” over the situation.
Clearly, Kline’s primary objective was not fulfilled and so there is very little need for him to remain at the club anyway. I assume Spurs are now looking very seriously at just leaving the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as is, and moving away from the idea of finding a sponsor anyway.