Fabio Paratici resigns from Tottenham after unsuccessful appeal on worldwide ban

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    Fabio Paratici has resigned from his role as Tottenham's director of football.

    Paratici's appeal against his 30-month ban from football by the Italian Fooball Federation, which FIFA subsequently extended worldwide, has been unsuccessful. As such, he's been forced to step away from his duties at Spurs.

    Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said: "This has been a stressful time for Fabio and his family. We wanted to ensure that we allowed for due process to be followed. Fabio is a man who lives and breathes football – we wish him well.

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    “As outlined in our year end results, we started several months ago to restructure our football operations and last week announced the appointment of Scott Munn as Chief Football Officer to head up all the departments.

    "We shall continue to strengthen our football functions over the coming months."

    Paratici was handed a two-and-half year suspension from Italian football in January for his role in alleged financial irregularities when he was working for Juventus.

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    FIFA ruled to make it global last month, which meant he couldn't carry on working in north London. Tottenham announced at that time he would step away from his role pending the result of the appeal.

    And it was thrown out by the Italian Olympic Committee’s Board of Guarantors on Thursday (April 20).

    Tottenham's club statement said that Paratici “has consequently taken the decision to resign from his position at the club with immediate effect to focus on his legal position in respect of the FIGC and FIFA rulings".

    The 50-year-old joined the club in June 2021 after 11 years at Juventus. He is one of 11 of the Serie A side's former executives who were banned earlier this year.

    It's alleged they artificially inflated their transfer revenue in an attempt to balance their books. Juventus were also docked 15 points, but that has been reversed pending a new trial.


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