Famed transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed sporting director and club chief Fabio Paratici has pulled off a ‘masterpiece’ at Tottenham Hotspur.
The Lowdown: Good times return?
The brief Nuno Espirito Santo era is one Spurs supporters will be hoping to quickly forget.
Paratici’s decision to appoint the ex-Wolves boss was met with criticism, particularly after Nuno was given his marching orders for terrible results and an arguable lack of exciting football (The Daily Mail).
Seven months on, new manager Antonio Conte has re-instilled faith in Lilywhites and guided them to a possible Champions League qualification finish – depending on how north London rivals Arsenal finish the campaign.
To even be competing for a Premier League top four place seemed like a pipe dream back in November, testament to Conte’s phenomenal job at Hotspur Way.
The Latest: Romano makes ‘masterpiece’ claim…
Taking to Twitter, Romano claims Spurs official Paratici was actually responsible for bringing in the former Chelsea manager – claiming he’s pulled off a ‘masterpiece’.
The journalist explained:
“Tottenham can’t lose Antonio Conte at the end of the season, no matter what happens with UCL race. He completely changed everything in the club since Paratici did a masterpiece to appoint him. #THFC Conte will meet with Levy at the end of the season to decide his future.”
The Verdict: Interesting claim…
Question marks surrounded Paratici following a 50/50 January transfer window but the game-changing Conte appointment appears to have vindicated chairman Daniel Levy’s decision to hire him.
Now, all focus for the 49-year-old will be on spearheading the club’s transfer assaults for this summer as he aims to back Conte and ensure that he can get most, if not all, of the six summer signings allegedly on the ex-Inter Milan boss’ radar.
In other news: Reliable source: Tottenham agreement ‘very likely’ as Conte closes in on ‘top signing’! Find out more here.
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