Tottenham’s Paratici departs following FIFA’s global suspension confirmation

    Fabio Paratici has resigned as Tottenham’s managing director of football after his worldwide suspension was upheld.

    Former Juventus managing director Paratici was among those suspended by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) in January following an investigation into the Bianconeri’s historic transfer deals.

    In March, FIFA extended Paratici’s 30-month worldwide ban, forcing the Italian to step down from his duties at Spurs.

    And while Juventus successfully challenged the 15-point deduction in Serie A on Thursday and the Collegio di Garanzia took the case back to FIGC, Paratici failed in his attempt to lift his ban.

    As a result, Paratici resigned from his position at Tottenham on Friday with a statement from the club saying that “there is still controversy about the scope and extent of the ban” but that it “prevents Fabio from fulfilling his responsibilities”.

    Paratici will now “focus on his legal position on the FIGC and FIFA decisions,” he added.

    Chairman Daniel Levy said: “It has been a busy time for Fabio and his family. We wanted to ensure due process was followed. Fabio is a man who lives and breathes football – we wish him all the best.

    “As indicated by our year-end results, we began restructuring our football operations a few months ago and last week announced the appointment of Scott Mann as chief football officer who will lead all departments.

    “We will continue to strengthen our football functions in the coming months.”

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