Tottenham Hotspur’s new managing director of football, Fabio Paratici has given his opinion following the appointment of Nuno Espirito Santo.
Paratici, who left Juventus after eleven years at the end of last season travelled to England on Tuesday ahead of officially taking up his new role in London which begins tomorrow (Evening Standard).
Paratici is said to have been an admirer of the former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager for some time, having considered him as a potential replacement for former Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo when the ex-midfielder left the Serie A giants at the end of the previous campaign (Football.London).
Such were the lengths that the Italian went to go to in order to convince Levy that the 47-year-old was the correct appointment, he showed his chairman footage of the style of football which Valencia played while Nuno was in charge.
Paratici admitted that he is looking forward to working with Nuno in what is going to be a pivotal season for the club following last season’s disappointing seventh place finish.
He told the official Spurs site: “The brief for this appointment has always been clear, we wanted a Head Coach that can instil all the values that are important to this Football Club. You only have to look at Nuno’s time at Wolves to see his ability to take a group of players and implement an adaptive style that brings success and allows players to develop and thrive. We are all looking forward to getting started in what we hope will be a successful time with the Club.”
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