Following the FIGC’s 30-month ban, Fabio Paratici’s future at Tottenham is uncertain due to FIFA’s decision to extend the scope of the suspension
Fabio Paratici’s position as the managing director of football at Tottenham has become uncertain after FIFA extended his ban worldwide, following the decision of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to impose a ban on him. Paratici, who was among the 11 individuals linked to Juventus, was banned by the FIGC in January for false accounting regarding transfer transactions.
Paratici might be unable to continue at Spurs
As part of the punishment, Juventus received a deduction of 15 points. However, both Fabio Paratici and Juventus denied any wrongdoing and have appealed against the initial sanctions that were imposed by the FIGC.
The appeal is set to be heard by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) on April 19.
Initially, Fabio Paratici was able to continue in his role as a director at Tottenham despite the 30-month ban imposed by the FIGC, since the ban was restricted to Italian football.
But on Wednesday, FIFA declared that the bans imposed by the FIGC have been extended globally, which implies that unless his appeal is successful, Paratici will not be able to carry out his responsibilities at Tottenham.
FIFA made a statement that was widely reported, stating that the disciplinary committee’s chairperson has decided to expand the penalties issued by the FIGC on several football officials to apply worldwide, following a request by the FIGC.
This news comes only three days after Antonio Conte was dismissed as the head coach of Tottenham, after being in charge for 17 months.
Paratici, who would have played a significant role in selecting Conte’s successor, appeared in a video on Tuesday, in which he talked about Tottenham’s plans for the remainder of the season.
He also referred to the decision to fire Conte, the former Inter and Chelsea coach, as “the right decision.”