Fabio Paratici has resigned from his role as Tottenham’s managing director of football after his worldwide ban was upheld.Former Juventus managing director Paratici was among those suspended from football by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) in January, following an investigation into the Bianconeri’s historic transfer dealings.FIFA extended Paratici’s 30-month suspension worldwide in March, a ruling which led the Italian to step back from his duties with Spurs.And while Juventus successfully appealed their 15-point deduction in Serie A on Thursday, with the Collegio di Garanzia referring the case back to the FIGC, Paratici failed in an attempt to have his ban overturned.As a result, Paratici resigned from his role at
Tottenham on Friday, with a club statement saying “there continues to be a dispute as to the scope and extent of the ban” but that it “prevents Fabio from fulfilling his duties”.
Paratici will now “focus on his legal position in respect of the FIGC and FIFA rulings”, it added.
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.
“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.”