Former Juventus executive Fabio Paratici is going to have to step back from his role at Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur after his football ban was spread from Italy to the rest of the world.
He is currently the managing director at Tottenham and has been leading their search to replace Antonio Conte as coach after he left the club by mutual consent following an explosive press conference.
As reported by The Guardian, He will no longer be able to work on that process after Fifa extended the ban that he was given in relation to Juventus‘ capital gains scandal that saw the Bianconeri be docked 15 points.
How is Paratici linked to Juventus’ scandal?
Fabio Paratici started working at Juventus in 2010 after moving from Sampdoria along with Beppe Marotta, who now works at Inter. He began as Head of Technical Affairs and Sporting Director. He remained with the club until May 2021 when he moved to Tottenham to become their Managing Director.
When Juventus were handed a 15-point penalty for inflating transfer fees to create capital gains, Paratici was one of many past and present executives that were handed lengthy bans after a hearing at the federal court of appeal.
His ban was only in effect in Italy which meant that whilst there was certainly cause for concern, he was still able to continue his work in the Premier League.
He was given a 30-month ban but a Fifa statement on Wednesday said: “Fifa can confirm that following a request by the Italian FA (FIGC), the chairperson of Fifa disciplinary committee has decided to extend the sanctions imposed by FIGC on several football officials to have worldwide effect.”
The Tottenham Hotspur Supporter’s Trust released a statement in the wake of Wednesday’s news, saying: “This news adds further to the extremely concerning situation at the club. No manager, no director of football and uncertainty around our star player and our end-of-season finish. Fans deserve to hear a clear statement of strategy.”
Who else received a ban along with Paratici?
The following list of names were all banned for varying lengths of time from working within the FIGC and are all at risk of, like Paratici, having their bans extended to UEFA and FIFA.
- Fabio Paratici: 30 months
- Andrea Agnelli: 24 months
- Maurizio Arrivabene: 24 months
- Federico Cherubini: 16 months
- Pavel Nedved: 8 months
- Enrico Vellano: 8 months
- Paolo Garimberti: 8 months
- Assia Grazioli Venier: 8 months
- Caitlin Mary Hughes: 8 months
- Daniela Marilungo: 8 months
- Francesco Roncaglio: 8 months