Fabio Paratici is rumoured to begin his new career as Tottenham Hotspur’s Director of Football and perhaps once he’s finished helping Daniel Levy source a first-team coach, the name of Leonardo Bonucci is said to be on the 48-year-old’s radar.
The only problem with this rumour from Calciomercato is that Leonardo was 34 last month and to be frank this looks like a rumour more designed for the convenience of shunting the old boy out for a twilight season or two in London. Spurs already have one defender over 30 and really do not need any more.
Bonucci isn’t a terrible player by any stretch of the imagination, it just that this would not even step sideways but a notable one backwards. Tottenham’s backline needs a major revamp, and throwing a 34-year-old into the equation would only serve to confuse matters.
What really concerns me at this stage is that any names are being suggested when there is no manager in place – this is a path that leads to another sacking.