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Exclusive: Serie A expert slams Spurs’ director target

Serie A expert Conor Clancy has criticised Fabio Paratici ahead of his possible appointment as Sporting Director at Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs are reported to be in talks with the former Juventus supremo, who oversaw the club’s recruitment in recent years, as they look to appoint Antonio Conte as their new manager.

The pair worked together while Conte was at Juve, between 2011 and 2014, and it seems as though negotiations to bring the pair in are ongoing.

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Paratici joined Juve in 2010 and spent a total of 11 years at the club, but Clancy, who is the editor-in-chief for Forza Italian Football, has criticised his record when it comes to both bringing players in and moving them out.

Indeed, Joao Cancelo and Miralem Pjanic are two players Juve moved on, to be replaced, relatively unsuccessfully, by Danilo and Arthur respectively.

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Clancy said: “It’s unbelievable that they had Joao Cancelo there, they let him go for Danilo. They had Miralem Pjanic who was one of the best midfielders in Italy and Europe.

“They did a weird swap deal with Barcelona that has worked out for neither Juventus nor Barcelona nor either of the players.

“And he [Paratici] has proven himself incapable of selling. He had all of these players on huge wages.”

It remains to be seen what kind of power Paratici is afforded if he does move to Spurs, though reports suggest it will place the job of Steve Hitchen, their current technical performance director, in doubt.

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