The Athletic have claimed that Tottenham may have crossed out some of the names that were previously on their managerial shortlist amidst the uncertainty of Fabio Paratici’s future at the club.

It was reported a few weeks ago that Paratici had been entrusted with the task of coming up with a list of managers to replace Antonio Conte in the summer (Daily Mail).

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However, last week, Spurs were rocked by the news that the 50-year-old’s ban from Italian football had been extended globally by FIFA, leading to the Tottenham managing director of football taking a leave of absence from his role until his appeal is heard on April 19.

The Athletic have suggested that the uncertainty around Paratici’s future means that some managerial candidates previously endorsed by the Italian might not be contenders for the job any longer.

The report explains that Tottenham’s managing director was the one pushing the candidacy of Luis Enrique, who he is said to have long admired.

It is revealed that Paratici was also the one that put forward names such as Oliver Glasner, Ruben Amorim and Sergio Conceicao, and that Daniel Levy may no longer consider these candidates for the role if the former Juve director leaves.

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It looks like Tottenham are still very much hoping that Paratici’s appeal is successful and that he returns to take charge of the club’s managerial search.

That is why I doubt we will see any movement on the managerial front until the Italian’s appeal is heard on April 19.

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