Tottenham appoint Fabio Paratici as new Managing Director of football

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the appointment of Fabio Paratici as their managing director of football.

The 48-year-old recently left Juventus after a trophy-laden 11 years where he helped turn the Turin club into the dominant force of Italian football and challenged Europe’s top clubs.

Paratici officially starts working under his new title at Tottenham Hotspur from July 1 onwards and has already been involved in the selection process for a new manager at Spurs. Reportedly former Roma boss Paul Fonseca is Paratici’s first choice and could be announced as the new Spurs manager in the upcoming weeks. Spurs have been on the hunt for a new manager after the sacking of Jose Mourinho in April. Antonio Conte already turned the English club’s offers down and former Spurs manager and current Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino also resisted offers to return back to the north London club.

Paratici was initially appointed Technical Area Coordinator in 2010, he took up the role of Sports Director in 2011, responsible for restructuring scouting, the academy and the delivery of Juventus Women and Juventus Under 23. In November 2018, he assumed the position of Chief Football Officer and from October 2020, that of Managing Director of the football area. During that time, Juventus won a total of 19 titles and trophies, including their first Serie A title in eight seasons in 2011/12, sparking a run of nine successive Scudettos, as well as five Coppa Italia titles.

Fabio Paratici said: “I am thrilled by this fantastic opportunity and I thank the Club and the Chairman for the trust in me. Tottenham is one of the top clubs in the UK and in Europe with an ambitious long-term plan. I will dedicate all myself to this new venture and look forward to working with the management team to write a new and hopefully successful chapter in the Club history.”

The Italian aims to turn around the club’s fortunes, having slipped since they reached the 2019 Champions League final.

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