Serie A expert Conor Clancy has stuck the boot into Fabio Paratici ahead of his appointment at Tottenham Hotspur.
BBC Sport have reported that Spurs have agreed a deal to bring the Italian into the club following his spell at Juventus.
Paratici will become the club’s new Sporting Director, as Spurs return to a two-tier management structure, giving the Italian the chance to recruit new players and also a say in appointing the club’s next manager.
Spurs have not yet found a new manager despite sacking Jose Mourinho in mid-April, although Paulo Fonseca is a frontrunner, and ended the season under the management of Ryan Mason, who was placed in caretaker charge.
However, it remains to be seen if Paratici will turn out to be the appointment he appears to be, with Clancy sticking the boot in over his record at the Italian club.
The editor of Forza Italian Football Clancy believes that Paratici oversaw an awful run of recruitment in Italy, as the midfield of Paul Pogba, Arturo Vidal, and Andrea Pirlo was dismantled and replaced poorly.
Juventus lined up with a midfield of Danilo – normally a full-back – and Adrien Rabiot in their final game of the season against Bologna.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Clancy said: “They’re such a top-heavy side now. This midfield that used to be one of the best in Europe, with Vidal, Pirlo and Pogba, Marchisio as well to an extent, and now you look at that midfield and there is nothing there.
“Not even bad players, just players who don’t contribute anything in a positive or a negative sense and that is 100% on Paratici because that was literally his job, to make sure this thing didn’t happen.”