‘Not their job’ – Pundit aims dig at Spurs pair who are ‘irrelevant’ on matchday

Fabio Paratici
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Ex-England defender Danny Mills has aimed a dig at Steve Hitchen and Fabio Paratici for their recent antics on Tottenham Hotspur matchdays.

The pair have been captured on video sitting alongside the players and staff on the bench, shouting and acting very animated.

While the video was largely well-received by Spurs fans who were happy to see some passion injected from the powers that be, the same has not been said for some players.

The Sun reported last week that the animated nature of the pair is not as well-received by Tottenham stars, as it reportedly doesn’t ‘sit doesn’t sit right with them’.

Reports have claimed the duo have to sit in that area due to the Premier League’s pandemic protocols that dictate all players and staff have to remain together in one matchday bubble.

It is yet to be seen whether they will continue in the same fashion after the rules are loosened. However, Mills has still firmly opposed the actions of the duo.

He said (Football Insider): “You want your coach, the first-team coaches, you want people that matter.

“These people should not be there, they are irrelevant. Come match day, they are irrelevant – it’s not their job. They should not be anywhere near it.

“It can be distracting. Too many cooks spoil the broth. There are too many voices, too many instructions.

“Imagine it at Leeds, Victor Orta sat on the bench. Victor’s great at his job, but would you want him next to Bielsa on the bench? No, of course you wouldn’t.

“You’d get mixed messages. That’s the last thing you want. Get yourselves back upstairs in the prawn sandwich room.”

SpursWeb Opinion

Personally, I disagree with Danny Mills’ view. That sort of passion from the powers that be are a rarity in the Premier League.

It gives the fan a sense that they are in the same boat and are going to do everything they can to rebuild the club – which has been much needed at Spurs for a long time.

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  1. I’m sure Nuno is a big boy and would tell the two to tone it down if it bothered him. It’s funny Poch was always talking about how big teams like Juventus were always putting pressure on the refs/officials (from the Director down) and wanted Spurs to do more of that. Now that it happens a few disgruntled players (the ones most likely not playing) are having an anonymous whinge.


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