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Spurs expected to announce major appointment after agreement reached
By Bruce Grove -

Football Insider reports that Tottenham has reached an agreement with Fabio Paratici and the former Juventus executive will become their latest director of football.

He spent the last 11 years at Juventus and helped them become very successful.

They won Serie A for nine consecutive seasons and signed some of Europe’s best players.

The Old Lady decided not to renew his contract and it was announced at the weekend that he was leaving.

Spurs are restructuring their side as they bid to become a top-four club again.

They ended the last campaign seventh and are currently managerless after firing Jose Mourinho.

They have continued to meet setbacks in their bid to name a new manager with the club losing different managerial targets.

The report says Paratici’s appointment will see Spurs return to the director of football system which they previously abandoned.

He would be given control over player negotiations and picking transfer targets.

Paratici enjoyed outstanding success in Italy with Juventus and Tottenham fans can be positive that the next campaign will be better.

He might need time, but if he can replicate his success at Juventus within the next few seasons, Spurs should become a top Premier League club again.

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Jimmyg
Jimmyg
10 days ago

More “jam tomorrow”. Strawberry for me please!!!.

Harry Hotspur
10 days ago
Reply to  Jimmyg

Not until you’ve finished your gruel, young man!

matt
matt
10 days ago

A pointless appointment. Especially as the freebies are already being snapped up across europe. We missed the boat…… and no Conte. No point in Penfold without Dangermouse.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
10 days ago

Fabio p is brilliant news. Its a start. Still got time to get a manager in and start the player hustling. Its not that bad.

dreadhead66
dreadhead66
10 days ago

Couldn’t said it better, when are all us supporter’s going to realise enic is a money grabbing turd. We could of had conte but like bloody always wages,his people where to much for levy and enic. We are a top four club poch proved that with no money.

Lord Croker
Lord Croker
10 days ago

Spurs are restructuring their side as they bid to become a top-four club again.’

Load of pony.

LIMERICK AL.
LIMERICK AL.
10 days ago

Paratici will be given control. As long as it is OK with 666.

Hendrix
Hendrix
10 days ago

This is another bodge job by Levy. We need a DOF, because Levy and Hitchen are inept. Paratici thrived on getting quality free transfers and players with a year left on a contract because he had the pull of a regular Serie A title winning team and being in the Champs league every season.

The same calibre of player will not want to play in the Europa Conference League, with a depleted/poor squad, more than likely a manager he has never heard of and never challenging for the Premier League.

Even when Levy tries to do the right thing he fails. It is like perpetual Déjà Vu. We needed a DOF who could pick out quality players on a budget who fit the managers criteria to fit with the managers system.

East Stand
East Stand
10 days ago
Reply to  Hendrix

Daniel has been going from one bodge to another for 22 years mate…

Hendrix
Hendrix
10 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

It’s like watching a car crash on repeat with a loved one in the passenger seat flying out the window to a nasty injury/death, with a bald prick in the driver’s seat saved by a seat belt shouting “Sorry, I’ll get it right next time”.

East Stand
East Stand
10 days ago
Reply to  Hendrix

Yep

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
10 days ago

A few fans getting carried away with this transfer guru Paratici. He could work at Spurs.

But the Juventus system of frees, loans and the one marquee signing each season like Ronaldo still needs a lot of money.

Loans and frees sound great in theory. But Juventus were paying big signing fees and big wages to entice these free agents.

There is also a more generous tax system in Italy for footballers, Why do you think Ronaldo went there?

Unless Paratici is backed with cold hard cash he is no miracle worker.

East Stand
East Stand
10 days ago

Under Levy I have little confidence that this will make any tangible difference in the medium to long term. He’s most probably being brought in to help broker Kane’s departure and to try and use that money to limit the negative impact of it.

I’m sure somebody like him may be of good use in that process but once that period of ‘Kane financed’ transfer activity is over we’ll be back to him being the new Steve Hitchen, with one hand tied behind his back.

Levy wants us in the top 4, it’s why he sacked both Poch and Jose. He’s been in denial about the need for proper rebuild, perhaps he’s come to the realisation that it has to be done. What we do know is that he refuses to trust any coach or manager to carry it out, only a board level adviser.

This is exactly the same as what happened when Bale was sold, Baldini was hired to spend the money. Personally I feel Baldini did a very poor job and the only long term survivors were Eriksen and Lamela of the seven brought in. Capoue, Chirches, Paulinho, Soldaldo, Chadli were very second rate picks. Probably because Levy thought they fitted some kind of financial ‘profile’.

I hope he does better that Comolli, Baldini before and I suspect initially he will, but he’ll be out the door with two years…

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
10 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

Levy doesn’t want Kane to leave. If Kane leaves (I don’t think he will) its because Kane wants to leave

Hendrix
Hendrix
10 days ago

You can just imagine the pitch to potential players by Paratici.

“Come to Spurs, you won’t win anything, the chairmans a control freak with no football knowledge, the new manager might last a year, we can’t pay you much, the squad is in bad shape, the best players will probably leave, but…………………….What about this Stadium and the training facilities!!!”

Another underwhelming season and transfer window await us.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
10 days ago
Reply to  Hendrix

I think fans are so desperate they are looking for any good news and they see Paratici as a miracle worker

But the Italian tax system was changed to bring in big names like Ronaldo and it saves the clubs millions in tax and saves the players millions why do you think Eriksen went to Italy?

The English tax system is much tougher so thinking this guy Paratici can just come in and do what he did for Juventus is wishful thinking. I’m not saying he can’t work but it needs money.

Pablito
Pablito
10 days ago

Other clubs announce new marquee signings. Spurs announce a new DoF. Forget a manager. God forbid a player. Nope, in ENIC land were expected to get giddy because we’ve got a new DoF. Shame the football club he’s supposed to be ’directing’ is being ground into the dirt. F O ENIC.

Pablito
Pablito
10 days ago
Reply to  Pablito

I can’t wait for the day we get our club back from these parasites. She’s in our blood and we’ll eventually get her back. It’s just a shame we’ve got to put up with these wan7ers for now.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
10 days ago
Reply to  Pablito

Same as last summer, expectations were so low we got carried away when we actually spent some money. Nearly everyone was congratulating Levy on a great window.

Didn’t weather well that view did it?

Pablito
Pablito
10 days ago

Very true.

East Stand
East Stand
10 days ago

When we sign a player it’s often earth shattering news, precisely because we sign so few players and the level of transfer churn is so pathetically low.

I thought when people labeled last summer’s window as some kind of masterstroke by Levy, I felt that they’d lost the plot completely.

Bale on loan, Reggie, PEH were the big ones. Rodon, was not what we needed in the present (i.e a replacement for Jan) and Doherty isn’t even a solid full back at this level. He’s ok at wingback as he was played at Wolves, he couldn’t shift Aurier ffs…

Levy still seem strong have some kind of Cache with some deluded people, with absolutely nothing to back that up.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
10 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

In them uncertain times I thought it was a very good window. Shame Doherty didn’t work out. Everything else I was very happy with

Osvaldo
Osvaldo
10 days ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Agree, at the time it looked good. I thought Doherty for £15 mlion was great business, but no one realised he was so bad at fullback. It begs the question who signed him if he didn’t suit the system of play, which highlights the lack of direction at present.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
10 days ago
Reply to  Osvaldo

Rodon japh and Anderson at the back we can use Doherty for width in some games

Last edited 10 days ago by Tappaspur
Tappaspur
Tappaspur
10 days ago
Reply to  Pablito

I’m very giddy we’ve got a football transfer man in.

East Stand
East Stand
10 days ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Great.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
10 days ago
Reply to  Pablito

There’s still time to get a manager and players in man.

Legoverlass
Legoverlass
10 days ago

I can hardly contain my excitement at the prospect of this window dressing appointment which will mean nothing of any value with Levy still micro managing and without a world class manager. No doubt Levy decided that this would ease the fans rage at the season ticket swindle over Conte. ENIC and Levy have made this Club is a joke .

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East Stand
East Stand
10 days ago

Appointing a head scout is ‘major announcement’ is it? Not for most clubs it isn’t.

This and the Deloitte eight richest clubs inclusion really gives the fans so much optimism for the future…

SimonSpur
SimonSpur
10 days ago

 “Tottenham fans should know better. Daniel Levy will never bring any manager in who wants full control of the football decisions, will never bring in a demanding manager!!”

Tweet from former Spurs striker Mido.

East Stand
East Stand
10 days ago
Reply to  SimonSpur

Well said the Egyptian ‘Jimmy Five Bellies’!!

Pablito
Pablito
10 days ago
Reply to  SimonSpur

Spot on Mido.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
10 days ago

Here’s hoping

dancingbarber
dancingbarber
10 days ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

That’s what we support Spurs for ….lots of hope especially before the season starts

Spursnutd
Spursnutd
10 days ago
Reply to  dancingbarber

Love it very funny

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
10 days ago
Reply to  dancingbarber

Liking how you move man. YIDZ