Serie A journalist Conor Clancy has offered his thoughts on the recent appointment of Tottenham’s managing director Fabio Paratici.
Spurs are set to enter a new era with the Italian coming in, and he comes to the club after an incredible spell at Juventus where he developed a very good track record when it comes to procuring players and helped oversee a period of dominance for the club in Serie A, including nine league titles in a row.
And with Spurs now on a 13-year run without winning a major trophy, they’ll surely be hoping that he can help mastermind a similar spell of success in North London with the moves he makes.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has also developed something of a reputation when it comes to his spending, or lack thereof, at the club, and speaking in an interview with Transfer Tavern, Clancy thinks that Paratici’s style of recruitment might work well with his new employer, noting that the Italian can also be very selective when it comes to the players he signs:
“I think Levy might like the fact that he doesn’t go and sign players all that much.”
Will Paratici prove a good appointment?
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This is perhaps best exemplified by his record during last summer’s transfer window, where only four players were signed on a permanent basis.
Spurs aren’t in a great place financially, and seeing as they are only in the Europa Conference League next season as opposed to being able to offer the draw of Champions League football, they are certainly behind the eight-ball when it comes to recruitment, and Paratici is really going to have to work his magic if he is going to take Tottenham forward in the next few years.
But if his impact is even half as good as what he was able to bring to Juventus, then Tottenham and their new manager, whoever it may be, will certainly have every chance of being able to progress back up the table.