The managing director of football for Tottenham Hotspur, Fabio Paratici, who has been banned by FIFA for his role in transfer deals and finances while he was at former club Juventus, has appealed after FIFA extended the ban to apply globally last month. The reason for the ban was because of his role in transfer deals and finances while he was at Juventus.
After the FIFA decision to extend Paratici’s punishment, the 50-year-old took a leave of absence from his work with Spurs pending the outcome of the appeal he filed against the decision.
A representative for FIFA informed Reuters that “FIFA can only state that an appeal has been made by Mr. Paratici against the decision passed by the Chairperson of the Disciplinary Committee…”
An Italian soccer court docked 15 points from Juve’s total for the season in January as a result of its investigation into the club’s transfer dealings and finances. Juve competes in Serie A.
A number of the club’s officials were given bans by the court, which prevents them from holding office in Italian soccer and prevents the club from moving further.
Among these was a ban of thirty months for the former sports director of Spurs, Paratici, who had previously worked for Juventus for eleven years before to joining Tottenham in 2021.