Fabio Paratici steps down from Tottenham role pending appeal after FIFA suspension extension


abio Paratici will take “immediate leave” from his position at Tottenhamawaiting the outcome of its appeal against a global ban.

The club’s general manager was handed a 30-month suspension from Italian football for his role in alleged financial malpractice at Juventus. extended by FIFA earlier this week to apply globally.

It came just hours after he appeared in a video for Tottenham who then gave an update on the management situation Antonio Contedeparture and he would take a leading role in making tenure this summer.

However, Paratici will now step down from his position at Spurs until the outcome of his appeal hearing, which is set to take place on April 19.

A statement from Tottenham read: “This week – March 29, 2023 – the FIFA Disciplinary Committee announced a decision to extend the sanctions imposed by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) worldwide in relation to Fabio Paratici.

“This decision was made ahead of Fabio Paratici’s appeal hearing against the FIGC sanctions on April 19, 2023, the outcome of which would have subsequently been considered by other stakeholders, including the club.

“Given FIFA’s unexpected ruling, the sanctions may now have multi-jurisdictional implications, although they are still related to the FIGC appeal.

“In view of FIFA’s decision, Fabio has agreed with the club that he will take immediate leave pending the outcome of his appeal.”

Paratici is one of 11 former Juventus executives under investigation, and all those numbers deny any wrongdoing. Their appeal against the penalties imposed by the Italian Football Federation will be heard by the Italian Olympic Committee.

It was thought that FIFA would await the outcome of that appeal before intervening, with this week’s decision to extend the ban ahead of the hearing not something Tottenham expected.