Alasdair Gold reacts to reports of Spurs players being ‘unhappy’ with Paratici’s behaviour

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Fabio Paratici
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Alasdair Gold has expressed some scepticism regarding reports that some Tottenham players are unhappy with Fabio Paratici’s behaviour in the dug-out during matches.

Tottenham’s new managing director of football, Paratici and technical performance director, Steve Hitchen, have been seen getting quite animated during matches and even shouting at the officials.

The Sun claimed last week that the pair’s antics were making some players ‘uncomfortable’, with those on the bench allegedly feeling as though they could not speak among themselves.

In the latest episode of the Gold and Guest talk Tottenham podcast, Gold hinted that it could be just one or two players who may have misgivings about the seating arrangement.

The journalist explained that the reason Paratici and Hitchen are seated in the dugout is due to COVID restrictions, with the pair being part of the same ‘bubble’ as the squad and thus not being allowed to mix with those seated in the stands.

Gold stated that Paratici has settled in well at Tottenham and that Hitchen is a popular figure among the Spurs squad. He also revealed that Paratici and Hitchen have been very good friends for several years.

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Spurs fans should certainly take Gold’s words over that of the Sun given the sources that the Football.London journalist has at the club.

It is fair to say that most Tottenham fans would prefer Paratici and Hitchen showing some passion on the sidelines rather than sitting motionless in the director’s box.

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