Tottenham Hotspur have unveiled former Juventus chief Fabio Paratici as their new managing director of football.
The 48-year-old left I Bianconeri in the summer after 11 years in Turin, and has long been linked with a move to north London.
His arrival has now been confirmed in a statement on Spurs’ official website, stating that he will be responsible for their ‘sporting operations, facilities and footballing infrastructure.’
“The Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Fabio Paratici as Managing Director, Football, with effect from 1 July 2021.
“Fabio will be responsible for managing and developing the Club’s sporting operations at the Club, facilities and footballing infrastructure. He has many years of experience in assessing the technical-tactical-physical qualities of professional footballers and organising scouting activity.”
Chairman Daniel Levy complimented Paratici’s ‘outstanding track record,’ and expressed his excitement at the prospect of working together.
“I’ve known Fabio for a number of years and he brings with him a wealth of experience in scouting, youth and football operations,” Levy said.
“He has an outstanding track record in assembling competitive squads. As we all know, Juventus have been a highly successful club and he has been a major part of that. He will be a great addition to the management structure. I am delighted that he will be heading up the football side of the club as we look ahead to next season.”
Paratici also admitted it is a ‘fantastic opportunity’ and is looking forward to a ‘hopefully successful chapter.’
“I am thrilled by this fantastic opportunity and I thank the club and the chairman for the trust in me,” the Italian confirmed. “Tottenham is one of the top clubs in the UK and in Europe with an ambitious long-term plan. I will dedicate all myself to this new venture and look forward to working with the management team to write a new and hopefully successful chapter in the club history.”