Tottenham Hotspur writer Alasdair Gold has offered an insight into how the club’s managing director of football Fabio Paratici gets his work done.
At the start of the summer, Spurs appointed the former Juventus man as a key executive within the club. Having spent a successful 11 years working for the Italian giants, Paratici certainly arrived with high expectations upon his shoulders.
It is too early to say whether or not the club’s transfer business – done under the influence of the 49-year-old – will be a success, but a number of new names have certainly bolstered the Spurs squad.
Regardless of the final product, Gold has explained the ‘mind-blowing’ way the director of football operates while in the process of making any transfers.
While discussing the topic on the Last Word on Spurs podcast, he said: “He’s got a terrific reputation across Europe, an incredible contact base. You know, there’s very few agents or clubs he hasn’t got a terrific relationship with.
“And I think, as a reporter, I won’t lie, he’s been an absolute nightmare in terms of the way he deals with stuff. I’ve never come across anyone that works that way.
“To have essentially 10 deals almost, lined up for every position in your squad, as a reporter, it’s mind-blowing, absolutely mind-blowing.”
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Perhaps the most important duty the Italian was tasked with this summer was the hiring of a new head coach at Tottenham.
Before he had hardly time to settle into life in north London himself, Paratici was welcoming Nuno Espirito Santo into the club.
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Fortunately, as things stand, the Lilywhites are sitting top of the Premier League table and so it looks as if Espirito Santo could well turn out to be an inspired piece of business from the former Juventus man.