Alasdair Gold has revealed those at Tottenham Hotspur do believe Fabio Paratici is the right man for Spurs despite the ‘farcical’ summer manager search which ended in appointing Nuno Espirito Santo.
The Lowdown: Paratici’s impact
Paratici spent 11 years as sporting director at Juventus before departing earlier this year – he has been praised as the transfer guru behind moves like Paul Pogba and Andrea Pirlo while in Turin, and is renowned for his ability to snap up bargains and clever loan deals, per The Daily Mail.
He made the move to Spurs in June, and his input was influential in Espirito Santo making the move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (football.london via mozzartsporket.com).
However, the former Wolves boss lasted just four months in the role before being sacked, with Antonio Conte coming in as his replacement (tottenhamhotspur.com).
The Latest: Gold makes behind-the-scenes claim
Tottenham reporter Alasdair Gold provided an update on the opinions of Paratici from behind closed doors at N17. He revealed on Twitter:
“Many at the club firmly believe Spurs are better with Fabio Paratici on board but obviously this can only be seen as an error with his first major decision (Nuno).”
Gold went on to say that the summer search which led the club to Nuno was ‘farcical’ and ‘a waste of everyone’s time’.
The Verdict: Needs more time
Paratici’s influence has already been heavily felt at Spurs. Two of the club’s summer signings, Cristian Romero and Pierluigi Gollini, came from Serie A, and the appointment of Conte reportedly comes following his insistence to Daniel Levy (The Mirror)
The transfer guru and the former Chelsea boss worked together at Juve, and that proved to be a successful relationship, with the Old Lady winning the title three times with Conte in charge.
Is Paratici the right man for Spurs?
Of course, the Espirito Santo debacle is a blot on Paratici’s record. The former Wolves boss was far down Tottenham’s list during the summer anyway, and he was only appointed after talks broke down with a number of other options.
Juve were dominant with Paratici in Italy, winning the Italian title nine times during his spell – if he gets the right backing in north London, he could facilitate success for the club despite a rocky start to proceedings.
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