Fabio Paratici has not had the best of starts to life as Tottenham’s Managing Director of Football.
According to The Athletic, the former Juventus chief was key to hiring the hapless Nuno Espirito Santo this summer after a number of other options fell through.
This ended up costing Spurs a staggering £14million, according to the Sun, or £1.4m of payments to Nuno per league game he took charge of for the club.
The Athletic explain that Nuno was a long way down on Tottenham’s initial list of managerial targets earlier in the summer, but that Paratici then pushed to bring in ‘his man’ once other options fell through.
This damning report also follows the claim from Paulo Fonseca that it was Paratici who blocked his move to Spurs as he favoured hiring a more defensive-minded manager, as per his interview in the Telegraph.
Well, we all saw how that turned out. Let’s hope the apparently imminent move for Antonio Conte works out better…
As seen in the tweet above, Dan Kilpatrick of the Evening Standard claims this deal is all but done and could be announced later on this morning.
Paratici surely needs to get this right in order to justify his appointment to such an influential role at Tottenham. So far, his brief tenure has been a bit of a disaster, to say the least.