The Lowdown: Paratici cooking…
It’s safe to say the Paratici era at Spurs is well and truly underway and his first transfer window arguably went smoothly, albeit not exactly mind blowing.
The Italian transfer chief managed to shift plenty of deadwood, freeing up some much-needed salary space, whilst making shrewd signings in promising starlets Bryan Gil and Pape Matar Sarr.
In terms of more senior first-teamers, 2020/2021 Serie A MVP award-winner Cristian Romero comes in as a hopeful solution to Tottenham’s long-time central defensive issues and Pierluigi Gollini adds some steel between the sticks.
Spurs also snapped up exciting full-back Emerson Royal from Barcelona.
Paratici has been a busy man at Spurs, with former Lilywhites defender Hutton in disbelief at something else he has been doing.
The Latest: Hutton can’t believe Paratici habit at Spurs…
Speaking to Football Insider, the BBC Radio 5 Live pundit and ex-Scotland international has been left baffled by his decision to sit in the dug-out with Tottenham players during Premier League matches so far this season.
Both the 49-year-old and fellow club chief Steve Hitchen have been present in the technical area for Spurs’ last two home matches in the English top flight, something which is said to unsettle some Lilywhites players according to The Sun.
Giving his take, Hutton is in full agreement that this practice is ‘strange’.
“That’s a strange one – I’ve never seen that before,” he explained.
“You don’t see Daniel Levy down there sitting next to the manager.
“I know the manager and the director of football have to have a good working relationship, but when it comes to game day and matters on the field – it’s all about the manager and the players.
“I don’t think the director of football has to be anywhere near that.
“He’s done his job with the recruitment; he doesn’t have to be down there.
“If I was sitting there and the director of football was sat next to me – that would feel a little bit strange.”
The Verdict: Unneccessary?
While it is fairly entertaining as a bystander getting to watch the enigmatic Paratici and co in the dugout with Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad, if it makes players uncomfortable, the former Juventus transfer guru should return upstairs.
The last thing Nuno needs as he aims to nurture Tottenham’s steady momentum is needless disruption, especially from the club’s managing director of all people.
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