Tottenham players unhappy with sporting director Paratici’s antics

Fabio Paratici during Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City-Premier League
Fabio Paratici during Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City-Premier League

The newly-appointed Italian sporting director has reportedly made Spurs’ rosters uncomfortable by turning up in the dugout.

Tottenham Hotspur players are reportedly unhappy with Sporting director Fabio Paratici’s presence in the dugout during the games as they feel uncomfortable communicating.

The newly appointed Italian director alongside Steve Hitchen was present in the dugout for both of Spurs’ games due to anti-COVID protocols, much to the dismay of the players.

A report from the Sun read: “It just doesn’t sit right with the players.

“The substitutes on the bench don’t feel they are able to speak freely among themselves with those guys sitting next to them.

“The players as a whole don’t like it when the two of them are on their feet shouting at the match officials or the team.”

Paratici moved to North London in the summer after quitting his role at Juventus, the club where he spent a decade around.

The Italian chief has since worked hard to bring in the likes of Cristian Romero, Gollini, Bryan Gill, Pape Sarr and Emerson Royal. Paratici has also reportedly held talks with AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie’s agent ahead of a potential free transfer next summer.

Nuno Santo’s side are off to an impressive start in the Premier League this season, currently sitting at the top of the table after winning all of their three games so far.

With Harry Kane confirming his commitment to the club this season after a summer full of speculations, Spurs will look to continue their excellent run.

They will face Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace this weekend at Selhurst Park Stadium.