The Telegraph have revealed that Fabio Paratici’s future at Tottenham is in major doubt, with the club now scrambling to determine their next course of action after it emerged that the Italian’s ban had been extended worldwide.
Following Juventus’ capital gains trial in Italy back in January, the Serie A club were hit with a 15-point deduction, with Paratici handed a 30-month ban from Italian football for his involvement (Gianluca Di Marzio).
On Tuesday, FIFA accepted the Italian authorities’ request to extend the Tottenham managing director’s ban to all leagues across the world (Sky Sports News).
This means that the 50-year-old would have to resign from his position at Tottenham unless his appeal, which will be heard on April 19, is successful (The Guardian).
Reacting to the development, Tottenham admitted that they had been caught off-guard by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee’s decision, with neither the club nor the Italian himself being notified.
The Telegraph have now claimed that Paratici’s role at Tottenham is on thin ice, with the club formulating a response to the development.
The publication reveals that the decision threw Spurs into chaos on Wednesday, with lawyers thought to be studying Paratici and the club’s options.
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It appears as if Tottenham were under the impression that FIFA will not extend the ban until the appeal is heard on April 19.
Given that there are just a few weeks left until the hearing, the club have a decision to make on whether to wait until the verdict or to pull the plug now to avoid any additional negative PR ramifications.
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