O Tottenham won an embezzlement this Wednesday, only away from the lawns this time. The club’s sports director, Fabio Paratici, will have to leave his post due to a conviction of accounting fraud in his former team, the Juventus.
The Italian team suffered a ban and had 15 points deducted in the national championship in January, after investigations pointed to irregularities in the signing of players. At the time, Paratici and other Juventus leaders were also tried and prevented from acting in local football for 30 months.
Now, according to the newspaper The Guardian, FIFA extended this condemnation to a global scale. With that, Paratici will not be able to continue exercising his role at Tottenham, where he was since he left Italy.
“FIFA can confirm that, following a request from the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), the president of FIFA’s disciplinary committee has decided to extend the sanctions imposed by the FIGC on various football officials to have worldwide effect,” the organization explained in a statement. .
FIFA statement on Fabio Paratici 🚨⚪️
“Following a request by Italian FA, the disciplinary committee has decided to extend sanctions imposed on several football officials to have worldwide effect”.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 29, 2023
The sporting director’s ban comes shortly after the English club announced the resignation of coach Antonio Conte. In search of a new commander for next season, Tottenham currently ranks fourth in the Premier League, with 49 points from 28 matches.
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