‘Get out’ – Graham Roberts blasts Tottenham man for past comments

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Graham Roberts has said that Steve Hitchen should resign from his current job at Tottenham if he does not like doing business in the January transfer market.

There was a shakeup of the structure at Tottenham during the summer, with the appointment of Fabio Paratici as the club’s managing director of football.

That meant that Hitchen, who was previously leading the recruitment, would now serve as the technical performance director and would report to the Italian.

Before Paratici’s arrival, Tottenham’s recruitment came under a fair bit of criticism, with Hitchen often bearing the brunt of the blame along with the chairman, Daniel Levy.

In Amazon Prime’s All or Nothing series, which was filmed over the course of the 2019/20 season, Hitchen was seen talking about the difficulty of doing business in the January transfer window, with the 44-year-old admitting: ‘I hate it’.

Roberts has now claimed that Hitchen should not be in his job if he hates bringing players in during January.

When asked about Hitchen’s comments, the legendary Spurs defender told This Is Futbol: “Well, what’s the bloke there for? If you hate it, get out of the job.

“That’s your job. Your job is to find us better players. You can’t hate something that you’ve got to make us better.”

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This seems like a rather pointless attack by Roberts, given that Hitchen made those comments two years ago and the structure has since changed with the arrival of Paratici.

Hitchen gets a lot of unnecessary hate from Spurs fans, which I find hard to fathom, given that none of us are privy to the inner workings of the club.

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