Fabio Paratici comments on future, amid reports he is close to joining Antonio Conte at Tottenham Hotspur
Fabio Paratici is reportedly close to signing on the dotted line at Tottenham Hotspur as the club’s new sporting director. Reports emerged this week that Paratici could join Antonio Conte at Spurs – and now, the departing Juventus chief has commented on his future, saying he will find a job soon.
Paratici, 48, is clearly seen as one of Europe’s best sporting directors. Coming to Juventus in 2010 after six years at Sampdoria. The experienced talent spotter has been crucial in Juve’s nine-in-a-row Serie A titles. He has also been behind moves for Cristiano Ronaldo, among others.
EuroSport report on Friday afternoon that both Paratici and Conte have agreed to move to Tottenham. Now, the Metro have quoted Paratici. The Italian says that he is not going to talk about any offers from Tottenham or any other clubs – but that he will join a new team soon. PSG are also keen.
“This is not the right time to talk about other clubs. It’s my Juventus farewell,” Paratici said. “My family hopes that I will find a job quickly. Working at Juventus means becoming a better professional, a better person. I will go to another club. I hope I will share the same passion as I did here.”
Paratici would be a stunning Tottenham appointment
Can Tottenham get a deal done for Paratici? Well, the only way he is joining is if he meets Conte at Spurs. The duo worked together at Juventus, with Conte managing the side that started the nine successive league titles. Paratici was the office brains behind the operation.
It would be a stunning appointment for Spurs. The fact that Paratici expects to get a job soon will surely encourage Tottenham fans. Yes, there should be some caution with the rumours – but the fact that there is so much backing behind Paratici to join Spurs, surely it is no smoke without fire.
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