Fabio Paratici has agreed to step down from his role as Tottenham’s sporting director
Fabio Paratici agrees to RETIRE as Tottenham’s sporting director amid his FIFA global ban on sport – as Italians and Spurs make decision together pending his appeal
Fabio Paratici has resigned from his role as chief executive at Tottenham after FIFA decided to extend his football ban worldwide.
The Italian has agreed to be furloughed with immediate effect, the Premier League club said in a statement.
The decision comes by mutual agreement with Spurs, with a decision pending on the 50-year-old’s appeal.
The announcement came on Friday as Sportsmail revealed Paratici had flown back to England on Thursday amid growing uncertainty about his future.
A statement from the club read: “This week – on 29 March 2023 – the FIFA Disciplinary Committee announced a decision to extend the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) sanctions worldwide in relation to Fabio Paratici.
Fabio Paratici has resigned from his role as managing director at Tottenham Hotspur
“This decision was taken ahead of Fabio Paratici’s appeal hearing against the FIGC sanctions on 19 April 2023, the outcome of which would then have been taken into account by wider stakeholders, including the club.
“In light of the unexpected FIFA ruling, the sanctions could now have multi-jurisdictional effects, although they are still linked to the FIGC appeal.
“Following FIFA’s decision, Fabio has agreed with the club that he will be given an immediate leave of absence pending the completion of his appeal process.”
According to The Athletic, the former chief executive met with players to explain the situation, with Tottenham’s announcement coming in the evening.
It comes at the end of an eventful week in north London after former manager Antonio Conte left the club on Sunday following his explosive press conference following the club’s 3-3 draw with Southampton.
Paratici was initially banned for 30 months by the Italian FA in early January this year, with the 50-year-old one of numerous current and former Juventus executives being fined for mis-accounting.
A total of 11 former executives of Italian giants Juventus – Paratici is one of them – have been banned from Italian football after the Italian FA used new evidence from the Prisma probe to reopen a case it lost in 2022.
Until Wednesday, the ban only applied to Italian football, but FIFA then decided to extend the ban to all football worldwide, creating complications given its position at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-11925745/Fabio-Paratici-STEPS-role-Tottenham-football-ban-extended-worldwide.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Fabio Paratici has agreed to step down from his role as Tottenham’s sporting director