Tottenham “is about to win Fabio Paratici as its new football director …
- Tottenham are believed to be on the verge of bringing Fabio Paratici to the club
- He left Juventus in the summer and Spurs were dying to get him
- However, his arrival is not tied to that of Antonio Conte as a potential new boss
- Couple worked together in Italy for three years, Conte was Juventus manager
Tottenham are reportedly close to recruiting Fabio Paratici as football director after leaving Juventus this summer.
Spurs haven’t had a football director since 2008 but are pushing to bring Paratici to north London to rebuild after Jose Mourinho’s departure.
According to The athleteFew details remain to be agreed and it looks very likely that the 48-year-old will join the club.
Tottenham are believed to be on the verge of bringing on Fabio Paratici as football director
The move doesn’t necessarily mean Antonio Conte is more likely to join the club, however
However, Sports mail understand that this will have no impact on the ability to use Antonio Conte as coach as Tottenham want Paratici no matter what Conte decides about his future.
The couple worked together when the Italian managed Juventus between 2011 and 2014, leading the team to three Serie A titles.
Talks are ongoing between Conte and Tottenham but the 51-year-old has reservations about the club’s ambitions and needs to be convinced that Tottenham is fully committed to the battle for the biggest trophies.
Regardless of his decision, Paratici is fairly certain to arrive in North London and his role will mostly be focused on recruiting players.
Conte worked with Paratici at Juventus between 2011 and 2014 and won three Serie A titles
He became available after Juventus decided not to renew his contract. In a press conference on Friday, Club President Andrea Agnelli paid tribute to the work that Paratici had done during his time with the Italian giants, in which he won 19 trophies.
“Today we’re mainly here to celebrate 11 years with Fabio,” said Agnelli.
“We won a lot, enjoyed happy moments, launched great sports development projects like Juventus Women and the U23.
“I think of the many players he brought here: I’ll mention three: Tevez, Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo. My only regret Van Persie …
Andrea Agnelli paid tribute to Paratici for his achievements and called him the “winner”
“Fabio could talk about football for hours and you wouldn’t stop listening to him. A boy arrived at Juventus and is now leaving as a man who deserves great credit for curiosity, talent, instinct, responsibility.
“He’s a winner. Fabio was the protagonist in what is perhaps the most difficult moment in football history: nothing was normal, and anyone who has experienced it from within knows it well.
“Together we came to the conclusion that maybe it was time to take another trip. And on my behalf and on behalf of all of Juventus I can only say: Thank you. It was a fantastic 11 years. “
The football director won 19 trophies in his 11 successful years at Juventus
However, Paratici refused to discuss his future and the possible move to Tottenham.
“I don’t think this is the right time to talk about other clubs today. Today is my departure from Juventus,” he said.
“My family hopes I can find a job quickly.
“Working at Juventus is a real education in terms of mentality and style. Of course you hope to learn something in each club, but I will certainly bring that with me in the future. ‘