Tottenham look set to appoint Fabio Paratici as their new director of football, but he has left former club Juventus in a bit of a mess, according to Editor in Chief at Forza Italian Football, Conor Clancy.
The north London outfit are reportedly in advanced talks with the Italian, who was formerly the Sporting Director and Head of technical Areas which saw him very much involved with all transfer activities.
Paratici was right in the thick of the high profile signing which saw Cristiano Ronaldo swap Real Madrid for Juventus, but ultimately he has cost the club a fortune and failed to help them win anything outside of Italy.
Juventus failed to win Serie A for the first time in 11 years and also only scraped into the Champions League on the final day of the season such is the mess their squad is, and Clancy exclusively told Football FanCast that it’s down to how Paratici handled the club’s business:
“He’s left a bit of a mess, to be honest, and if he has left a legacy then it is more celebrated at Inter Milan rather than at Juventus.
“If you look at that Juventus squad it does not compare to the one they had about five years ago and that is completely on Paratici because they’ve not addressed the needs that were there creeping upon them for so long.”
Spurs fans may well be excited about a serial winning manager and transfer guru joining their club, however, Jose Mourinho was seen as a winning manager who could deliver a trophy but that ended worse than expected.
If Tottenham show their intent by bringing in someone who knows that transfer market and is well respected like Paratici, it may convince Harry Kane to remain at the club for at least another season.