Tottenham confirm appointment of Fabio Paratici as their new ‘managing director of football’ as the ex-Juventus chief vows to ‘build something better’ in north London… and manager Paulo Fonseca could be NEXT!
- Tottenham have appointed Fabio Paratici as Managing Director of Football
- The 48-year-old left Juventus earlier this summer after 11 years at the club
- Paratici has vowed to ‘build something better’ at the north London side
- Daniel Levy emphasised Italian’s ability to recruit smartly in building squads
Tottenham have officially announced the appointment of Fabio Paratici as their new Managing Director of Football.
The 48-year-old, who left Juventus this summer, has been heavily linked with a move to the north London club and the move has seemed inevitable.
In his first interview since the move was announced, Paratici revealed his excitement at the new challenge and gave an insight into what his role will entail.
Fabio Paratici has been announced by Tottenham as their new Managing Director of Football
Daniel Levy will be hoping the 48-year-old can help in the club’s search for a new manager
‘I am so happy. New experiences always give energy, power and motivation. I hope to give Spurs my passion, my work, my time and to build something better,’ Paratici told Tottenham’s official website.
‘I did this job for a lot of years at Juve, and it was a fantastic experience. I have to manage the football department – first-team, recruitment, academy, women.
‘For me the football is not just a job, it’s my life. I think about football for 24 hours (a day), so this is my first skill.
‘What we can promise is we will work hard every day to arrive at our targets. This is what we promise, and what we have to do to be better.
In his 11 years at Juventus, Paratici was known for his smart recruitment, often bringing in big-name players on free transfers.
Paratici (R) played a major role in helping to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus in 2018
Andrea Pirlo, Lucio, Adrien Rabiot, Sami Khedira and Aaron Ramsey were all signed by the Italian giants without a fee, while Paratici also played a major role in bringing Cristiano Ronaldo to Serie A.
Daniel Levy emphasised the Italian’s ability at building a squad as he revealed his delight at bringing him to Tottenham.
‘I’ve known Fabio for a number of years and he brings with him a wealth of experience in scouting, youth and football operations,’ Levy said.
‘He has an outstanding track record in assembling competitive squads. As we all know, Juventus have been a highly successful club and he has been a major part of that. He will be a great addition to the management structure.
‘I am delighted that he will be heading up the football side of the Club as we look ahead to next season.’
Daniel Levy emphasised the Italian’s smart recruitment as he outlined the qualities he brings
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