After news broke today that Tottenham Hotspur had parted ways with chief scout Leonardo Gabbanini, it has been revealed that Fabio Paratici could end his consultancy role with the club, too.
When Tottenham had Antonio Conte at the helm, there was, rather naturally, an array of Italian talent behind the scenes at the club.
Conte brought assistant manager Cristian Stellini with him to to club, and later, Leonardo Gabbanini was hired to assist the manager with transfer activity. Set piece specialist, Gianni Vio, is another example of a compatriot joining the club during Conte’s reign.
All of this was brought together, of course, by the club’s former managing director of football, Fabio Paratici.
However, when Conte left the club rather unceremoniously in March of this year, the cracks began to show. Paratici then stepped down from his role in April, following his involvement in Juventus’ capital gains trial, and Stellini was sacked just four games into his caretaker tenure.
Gabbanini remained at the club throughout this summer, to assist new manager Ange Postecoglou in building his new squad, and did a fine job, too.
Fabio Paratici set to part ways with Tottenham
In a report from The Telegraph today, it was revealed that Gabbanini has been relieved of his duties by Spurs, with the club looking to restructure following the appointment of chief football officer, Scott Munn.
The report also claims that Paratici, who had been serving as a consultant to Tottenham throughout the summer (Football.London), may actually be done with that role, too. Apparently, that “arrangement is also likely to now end” in the fallout of Gabbanini’s departure.
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We have a lot to be thankful for with regard to Paratici, namely the signings of Cristian Romero, Rodrigo Bentancur, and Dejan Kulusevski. But with new faces throughout the club, it makes perfect sense to close the door on every part of the past and move forward.
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