Report: Spurs closing in on overseas appointment to bolster recruitment team

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Fabio Paratici
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Tottenham Hotspur are close to appointment an assistant for managing director of football Fabio Paratici, according to the Evening Standard.

The Sun first broke the news earlier this week that the north Londoners were looking to bring in a fresh face to the club’s recruitment team to help with the Italian’s workload.

Paratici lost the services of Steve Hitchen in early February after the director of performance decided to resign from his post (The Atheltic).

Spurs were hit with another resignation yesterday when head of recruitment Brian Carey decided to call it a day after six years at the Premier League outfit.

The Evening Standard claim that Spurs are nearing an appointment to support Paratici, with the person understood to be coming from overseas.

Tottenham’s recruitment strategy was overhauled in the summer following the arrival of Paratici, who had spent the previous eleven years working for Serie A giants Juventus.

The 49-year-old is said to want more specialist knowledge of the English transfer market with all of his signings to date in the form of Bryan Gil, Emerson Royal, Cristian Romero, Pierluigi Gollini, Pape Matar Sarr, Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur having arrived from outside of the Premier League.

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Overhauling the recruitment strategy is something which will be something of a slow burn and will not pay dividends overnight, Daniel Levy needs to ensure that Antonio Conte is fully convinced during their end of season meeting that he is fully convinced that his ambition meets that of the Italian, otherwise his next recruitment search could be for yet another head coach.

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