The Athletic have revealed that Fabio Paratici is set to be confirmed as Tottenham’s new ‘general manager’, a role that will see more power entrusted to the Italian than the club’s previous Sporting Directors.
Spurs have experimented with the Director of Football model before, with the likes of Damien Comolli and Franco Baldini operating in such a position.
While Tottenham abandoned that approach under Mauricio Pochettino, it looks as though the club is likely to return to a similar model with the arrival of Paratici.
The Athletic, however, explain that Juventus’ former Chief Football Officer will be handed more power at Spurs than the likes of Baldini and Comolli were.
It is stated that Daniel Levy recognises the need to take a step back from running some of the day-to-day operations of the club and is thus ready to trust Paratici to oversee all football matters.
The 48-year-old, who is described in the article as ‘one of the smartest and best-connected football executives in Europe’, is reportedly set to play a key role in Tottenham’s search for a new manager.
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Tottenham’s decision to appoint Paratici looks to signal a major shift in the way the club operates. The news has not received as much attention as it should have due to the Antonio Conte saga but Paratici’s signing could prove to be a more significant decision in the long term than the club’s next managerial appointment.
Spurs have lacked direction as a club in recent years and having someone of the Italian’s experience overseeing all the footballing decisions should help us complete rebuilding the squad and build for the future.
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