With hopes of changing the culture in the Tottenham Hotspur training ground, Chairman Daniel Levy has named Fabio Paratici as the team's new Managing Director of football, starting from July 1 2021.
The former Italian football player has worked as the Chief Football Officer for Serie A's side Juventus.
The Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Fabio Paratici as Managing Director, Football, with effect from 1 July 2021.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 12, 2021
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According to a statement from the Club, Paratici will be responsible for “managing and developing the club's sporting operations, facilities, and soccer infrastructure.”
Sky Sports Italy reported the 48-years-old signed a three-year contract with the 'Lilywhites'.
“I am thrilled by this fantastic opportunity and I thank the Club and the Chairman for the trust in me," Paratici said.
"I will dedicate all myself to this new venture and look forward to working with the management team to write a new and hopefully successful chapter in the club history."
Paratici, who arrived at Juventus in 2010, helped the team win 19 domestic trophies and was instrumental in the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid in 2018 for $121 million.
The Italian executive “brings with him a wealth of experience in scouting, youth, and football operations,” Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy said.
This is expected to be a big summer for Tottenham following a disappointing season under Jose Mourinho and Ryan Mason, which included catastrophic exits from the UEFA Europa League, Carabao Cup and FA Cup.
Tottenham Hotspur finished seventh in the Premier League, which granted them a spot into the inaugural Europa Conference League.
Naming a new head coach, improving the defensive line, along with convincing Harry Kane to stay another season at the club will be Paratici's main priorities for his first summer in charge.
According to Football insider Fabrizio Romano, Spurs are set to sign Paulo Fonseca as the team's new manager.
Paulo Fonseca is expected to sign his contract as new Tottenham manager within Wednesday. Daniel Levy has approved the decision, Fabio Paratici wanted him strongly. New era set to start for Spurs. ⚪️🇵🇹 #THFC #Spurs— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 14, 2021