Tottenham Hotspur’s managing director of football Fabio Paratici has extended a ban by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) for alleged financial misconduct by FIFA, further jeopardizing its position in the Premier League.
Paratici was set to lead Tottenham’s search for the next manager after Antonio Conte left the club by mutual consent on Sunday.
FIFA confirmed that it had extended Paratici’s ban by 30 months on Wednesday morning through a statement issued to FIFA. The athlete.
It read: “FIFA can confirm that, at the request of FIFA, the Chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend the sanctions imposed by FIFA on various football officials so that they have a global impact.”
The 50-year-old is one of 11 former Juventus executives banned from Italian soccer after FIFA used new evidence gathered in a separate criminal investigation, known as Prisma, to reopen a case it lost this time this year.
Each of the 11 people denies any wrongdoing, and the Italian Olympic Committee will hear an appeal against the FIGC sanctions on April 19.
Why did Paratici lead Tottenham’s manager’s search before extending his ban?
What does Paratici’s ban mean for Tottenham?
Jack Pete Brook, corresponsal del Tottenham: If Fabio Paratici is now banned from playing football everywhere, even in England, and not just in Italy, that certainly means he can no longer continue as general manager of football at Tottenham. He would be very embarrassing for the club on many levels.
First of all, because they have created this gigantic business, the reorganization of the club’s structure, for an individual who apparently can no longer continue in his position. It raises serious questions about whether any due diligence was carried out when Daniel Levy decided to appoint him to the position in May 2021.
Then there’s the question of how Tottenham have responded since Parachi was first banned in Italy. As a club they said absolutely nothing about the future of Paratici. When it appeared that he would be sidelined at Tottenham (he was not mentioned in the official statement announcing the departure of Antonio Conte on Sunday night), he was called in for an interview on the club’s website on Tuesday night. .
That interview was still up on Tottenham’s website on Wednesday morning, just as FIFA confirmed that the FIGC’s banned list would now be banned from football everywhere.
Who else has been banned?
The FIFA ban included 10 Juventus executives as well as Paratici. This included then club president Andrea Agnelli who was banned for 24 months, as well as former Juventus player turned manager Pavel Nedved who was banned for eight months.
FIFA has extended the sanction of 11 players in Italian football. They are the following:
- fabio paratici
- Federico Cherubini
- Andrea Agnelli
- pavel nedved
- Enrique Villano
- paolo garemberti
- Carilla Asia Grazioli
- Maurice Arrivabene
- Caitlin Marie Hughes
- Daniela Marilongo
- francis roncalio
What accuses Juventus?
Juventus are accused of false corporate contacts, false contacts with the stock market and obstruction of the supervisory authority (CONSOB), with the plaintiffs alleging that transfer proceeds were artificially inflated in a bid to balance their books.
Since then, they have earned a deduction of 15 points per season from Serie A.
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What about Paratici’s black book?
Paratici’s Black Book was of particular interest to investigators during their search of the Juventus buildings.
The paper, titled “Libro Nero FP” – “The Black Book”, was described as a “disturbing” document in the written reasons for the 15-point penalty imposed on Juventus by the Football Court of Appeal.
The “Black Book” included conversations with Federico Cherubini, who was the coach of the Juventus men’s team.
In that document, Cherubini lists four sections: Management, Strategy, Relationships, and Behavior. “How did we get here?” he wrote. “Signatures don’t make sense.” Dejan Kulusevski’s name is bracketed below, as an example of a player who, in Cherubini’s opinion, paid Juventus through thick and thin, agreeing to a €44m contract after a heady four months in Parma.
Also, under the “Strategy” heading, there is a line with “Artificial Overutilization” with an arrow indicating “Immediate Interest” and “Amortization”.
When Paratici was approached by the TV show report to comment on the prosecution hypothesis put forward by Turin prosecutors, he said: “Everyone has their own opinion, of course, but as I said, now it’s really one-sided. There is a person in the attack and another person who can only defend and not. He «he Can cross the median line».
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What did Parachi say on Tuesday?
Parachi commented on Conte’s departure and Tottenham’s goals for the rest of the season earlier this week.
He also discussed Spurs’ search for a new manager and sent a personal message to the team’s north London supporters.
Speaking in a lengthy interview with Tottenham’s official website, Paratici said: “My message to the fans is to keep supporting like you’ve done so far because you’re really amazing and you support the team and you support Christian, Ryan and all the staff. ». Ten games left and to achieve our goal we need the fans, of course.
“We know how difficult this season was for him (Conte) personally, Gian Piero (Ventroni) died, (Gianluca) Vialli died and then the surgery. The club supported him a lot and everyone is close, but then we came to this.” mutual agreement, I think the decision we made was the right decision for everyone.
“We don’t talk about other coaches or follow the speculation in the media because it’s just speculation. We are focused, now we are focused on helping Christian and helping the staff, Ryan and the players. I think that today we have to focus on our team, on our coach because it is an important moment.”
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